Twitter made me feel safe

A lot of people are trying to get their heads around Twitter these days and I have to say my own enthusiasm comes and goes but one of my most significant Twitter moments came when I was on a Greyhound journey in heavy, driving snow, between New York and Washington. The fact that I knew that at any one time a lot of people were reading my tweets meant that I felt less apprehensive. Partly just the contact, however tenuous, with people I knew and partly the fact that if something did happen a lot of people would know about it instantly unlike almost any other option open to me at the time.