More people flock to Twitter as a conduit for information

Maybe you know about Ashton Kutcher's obsession with Twitter. Last week the actor became the first tweeter to reach 1 million followers, and on Friday he got Oprah to join in.

You might have even heard about Corey Menscher, the new dad who made a tweeting habit of documenting every time his wife felt their baby kick before the boy was born in January.

But did you know this? The FBI twitters. So does the Johnson County sheriff’s office. Don't forget the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas. Or physicians in Wisconsin who on Thursday took followers through a knee surgery, tweet by tweet.

It seems this land of Twitter — where life is documented on the Internet in 140 characters or less — isn’t just about celebrities or the silly anymore. It's about real information, in real time.

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