This weekend I learned that the Minnesota Department of Education now has a twitter! My very first cell phone notificaton (from them) came from the MDE Twitter account regarding the Swine Influenza virus. Of course the topic is somewhat scary to me, but what is interesting is how this technology can rapdily inform the masses. I noticed that there were many news organizations following MDE and I suspect that this will also be a way to alert the media? Wow.