Some of us might tweet about mundane stuff in life, but it seems that there is a whole lot more to Twitter than meets the eye, especially after you read about this story of a Belfast woman who managed to track down her missing mum after 11 hours. Diane, as seen on Twitter with one of her four legged besties, was tweeted by her daughter, Joanne, who claimed that Twitter managed to help her locate her mother, which is no mean task considering how Diane suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease, which has been deemed by some to be the Long Goodbye.
Diane went out for a walk, but could not remember how to get back, and so she felt helpless since she failed to be in a place where there is a decent phone signal. With no one else to turn to except for the Twitter brigade, she posted an appeal on Twitter as well as Facebook, while asking her followers to retweet and share the picture message. Diane’s tweet read, “This is my mum & she’s gone #missing. Help try & bring her home safe #missing #belfast #plsRT #alzheimers”. Now that’s the power of social networking for you.