Man’s 60-hour tweet

Could you tweet for 60 hours straight?

That’s what one Twitterer is attempting to do as he sets out to tweet non-stop for nearly three days in the name of charity.

Gray Collins began his ‘tweetathon’ on Tuesday and will continue to tweet at least once every 10 minutes until midnight Wednesday to raise money for the National Autistic Society.

(Source: MediaGuardian)

This article appears in issue 256 of Media Digest.

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