Captured journalist uses mobile Twitter to escape

Captured journalist uses mobile Twitter to escape
Japanese journalist Kosuke Tsuneoka was held in a prison in Afghanistan. After being missing for days, he was able to give hope to his family and arrange his release from his Twitter account (of all things).

It's not exactly something you might see in a movie, but Tsuneoka was able to trick his captors into letting him give them a mobile Twitter demonstration. When Tsuneoka's jailer inquired about his Nokia N70, he offered to show him how to use it. In the process, he was able to activate the device, and send messages to his family and friends about the location of his captivity, leading to his escape.

When we think of Twitter, or any other social networking application, we rarely think of it as tremendously useful or significant. When we include the postings from the Iranian election, their significance and utility has been proven now at least twice. Tweet away.

source: PCWorld via IntoMobile

FEATURED VIDEO

5 Comments

1. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

Nooooo, i think having retarded captors was the only good fortune this fellow had. xD

2. Rawrzellers

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 22, 2010

Lol terrorist are doing it wrong.

3. vkodass unregistered

You should usewww.socialkik.com to buy Twitter followers ... we purchased 10,000 Twitter followers from them and we're quite satisfied with the results. It was the best marketing and adverting expense that we spent to date. Sales are going through the roof simply because we have a 10K audience on Twitter.

4. hellfroze unregistered

Story would've been better if he built an armored suit utilizing a novel power source and blasted his way out.

5. billirubin unregistered

Here here!

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.