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Twittering the Trillions

David Walker, former comptroller general of the United States and now CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation'and a growing user of Web 2.0 technologies--alerted Facebook friends earlier today that Twitter is coming to the rescue to replace an aging technology.

It seems a few weeks ago, the National Debt Clock in New York City ran out of digits to show the debt, which has broken the $10 trillion mark.

Well, now you can stay current on the size of the national debt by following it on Twitter.

The Twitter version lacks the series of flashing digits that conveyed the visceral sense of relentless deficit spending by the Federal Government'and was a traffic-stopper on Manhattan streets.

But if your one that likes having the latest sports scores and other salient statistics delivered to your PDA, and aren't afraid of big numbers, you'll want to check this Twitter site out here.

Posted by Wyatt Kash on Oct 24, 2008 at 9:39 AM


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