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    Hi! Would somebody please twitter live updates from the Observatory of the conditions of the moment, and/or life on the rock pile? That would be so cool! (For more info, check out twitter.com!)

    Thanks!!

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    I've already asked for that and everyone laughed at me

    I do think it would be great to see automated posts every so many minutes with the current conditions.

    Kirk

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    The idea is great. I'd be a follower.

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    They do, but instead of 250 or so characters they write observer comments every other day. Sometimes more.

    They actually have quite a bit of work on the summit and rarely have extra time to fill the world with their daily minutia.

    Why would you Tweet to four million people when you could Facebook to hundreds of millions? From a going concern standpoint why would you drag people away from your website to a third party? Maybe you could tease people on Facebook or Twitter but the main goal is to bring people to www.mountwashington.org
    Bill
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    Because you can setup Facebook so the status updates come from Twitter. That way you get more followers.

    Also, it doesn't have to be something the OBS write, it can be automated to just list out the current temps & wind speeds.

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    Well, yesterday and today I mentioned MW-OBS several times, because my daughter belongs to the "stranded Germans".

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    I am always talking about MWOBS as well. If I am talking to other hikers that have never heard of it, I tell them about the website, as well as the forum so they join and have more contacts to hiking conditions and such!!
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    Seems like the technology is pretty close to existing already. Since there is already a web page with frequent updates for summit weather conditions it shouldn't be too hard to grab the data from that and turn it into tweets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feuerkopf View Post
    Well, yesterday and today I mentioned MW-OBS several times, because my daughter belongs to the "stranded Germans".
    Welcome to the MWO forum Feuerkopf. Sounds like she had quite an adventure. Hope she had a good experience here in the USA.
    Gene .. just one more Swamp Yankee from RI.

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    I am sure the poor stranded Germans got some great pictures!
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