Thanks to Twitter, people all over the world can get real-time updates on everything from the earthquakes in Chile to the elections in Afghanistan. But the social media platform also works on a smaller and more intimate level, as one of the company's very own employees recently illustrated.
Claire Díaz-Ortiz works as the Social Innovation Manager for Twitter. As a crucial member of the microblogging site's team, she has more than 333,000 followers and exclusive dibs on the @claire handle. So it seemed only natural that when Díaz-Ortiz went into labor, she broke the news — where else? — on Twitter.
"Currently googling: did my water just break?" Díaz-Ortiz, who lives in Argentina, tweeted on April 5.
Her Google search evidently yielded a "yes," and Díaz-Ortiz began making her way to the hospital. However, it was a comedy of errors. She didn't have time to pack a baby bag, and her cab overheatedRead More »from Twitter Employee Live-Tweets Her Labor. Hashtag Amazing.