Andy Carvin’s Twitter Feed Swerves from Libya to Earthquake

    by Mark Glaser
    August 23, 2011
    NPR's Andy Carvin was in the midst of tweeting about the action in Libya when a 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook his house -- and the text of his tweet.

    NPR’s Andy Carvin has been the star of the Twittersphere during the Arab Spring, even sending out an eye-popping 1,200 tweets in one weekend. But today was a day like no other for Carvin, as the Libyan rebels took over Colonel Moammar Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli, while an earthquake struck the East Coast in the U.S., shaking Carvin’s house as he was typing a tweet.

    I’ve collected some of the best tweets by Carvin so far today, along with some of the re-tweets he chose to make on this history-making day.

    I can't believe the gall of some people saying that [CNN's] Matthew Chance and others are being lazy and not doing their jobs. Shameful." -Andy Carvin


    Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

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