[Reuters] In hurricane, Twitter proves a lifeline despite pranksters

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[Reuters] In hurricane, Twitter proves a lifeline despite pranksters - 10/31/12 12:53 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - As Hurricane Sandy pounded the U.S. Atlantic coast on Monday night, knocking out electricity and Internet connections, millions of residents turned to Twitter as a part-newswire, part-911 hotline that hummed through the night even as some websites failed and swathes of Manhattan fell dark.