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Sunday, May 25, 2008
 
Live From Mars!

The Phoenix Mars Lander has broadcast a more-or-less constant stream of messages
since landing 2 hours ago. These can be read at http://twitter.com/MarsPhoenix

This is the first instance of a NASA mission maintaining its own blog in near real time. Now that's Science Fiction!

Twitter for those of you not in the know is a micro-blogging service that allows you to post SMS or Instant Messenger messages to a central service that allows your friends to follow what you are up to. A perfect tool for an exciting extra-planetary event like this.

Happy Memorial Holiday everyone!

Nigel

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