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Published: 2009-05-14
Last Updated: 2009-05-14 20:29:08 UTC
by Joel Esler (Version: 1)
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Even if you don't use Twitter, or could care less, you might want to read this post..

In light of what happened this morning, where we had 100's of Tweets going on during a major outage event. (Google being down) We don't want to force people who are following the http://twitter.com/sans_isc account to be subjected to news that you don't care about.

Therefore, the sans_isc account will only be used to display headlines and major announcements, (so feel free to have this account go to your cell phone via SMS if you wish).  If we need to go to a rapid-fire exchange, like what happened this morning, or in the event of a breaking news situation such as a new worm, virus, etc.  We've established a less formal account that we can tweet from very quickly.

This account will not be used as often, but when it does, be sure, it's something you might want to pay attention to.  The account is:

http://twitter.com/sans_isc_fast

As the name implies, this is for the rapid fire dissemination of news and information, we are going to keep duplicate information between the two accounts to a minimum, and when we need to post something on the @sans_isc_fast account, we will call attention to it via the @sans_isc account.

We've put this on the official SANS handler Twitter list:

http://isc.sans.org/twitter.html

Thank you!

-- Joel Esler | http://www.joelesler.net | http://twitter.com/joelesler

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