30 Aug '11, 12pm

Hurricane Irene goes on Twitter

Over the weekend that Hurricane Irene left millions without power and shut down the New York transit system, it found time to create a twitter account, or two. @Irene and @HurriicaneIrene (yes, with two I's) are two examples of twitter accounts created. In @Irene, the tweets provide information on the hurricane's whereabouts in a witty travelogue but also provides a social service too, in re-tweeting messages from the NYC Mayor's Office Twitter account. Sampled tweets read: 'Hey, so ... this is Irene. The hurricane. #irene' and the more apologetic, 'Here's the deal. I don't want to hurt anyone. But I'm not fully in control of what I do ... #irene'. The tongue-in-cheek tweets mean no harm; or as it says in its meek status "I don't want to hurt anyone". AGENCIES

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