They are tweeting from the International Space Station. Technology moves forward. That is if you consider the tweet format as an advancement. I have found tweets to be extremely useful in tracking project accomplishments or even Rocket launches. Tweets act as a supplemental dialog of what is happening during a Rocket launch. In the linear progression of the dialog I see tweets like ” the countdown is on hold due to watercraft in the launch perimeter. Click here to read more about the safe launch perimeter” They can be full of useful information that a commentator couldn’t provide . So I do see benefits in such a technology past all the tweet hype. However you will not see me tweeting what I just ate for dinner or what color shirt I have on.
…and the Astronauts have 3mbps up and 10Mbps down. Not bad!
Title Quote from the NY Times – Nick Bilton