POTTSTOWN PA – You can feel their excitement, even if it’s expressed in only 140 characters.
Participants and audience members in various activities during the annual Fourth of July festivities Friday and Saturday (July 3 and 4, 2009) at Pottstown’s Memorial Park, King Street, were psyched, amped, revved up, and generally just having a good time, and they took to Twitter, the popular social media short-messaging service to tell their friends and the world about it.
Twitter users communicate from their cell phones and other portable devices. Their messages are known as “tweets.” Because the service limits them to 140 characters, including spaces and punctuation, messages tend to be more cryptic and abbreviated.
Here’s a sample of what they chattered about:
|ivywillow : is at the Pottstown Diner after fireworks w/ two 7 yr olds, two 12 yr olds, a 15 yr old, & 2 18 yr olds. also, 2 other adults.|
|lfamous : hope you had fun! We braved the crowd at Memorial Park in .|
|DBigWoo : Watching the Pottstown fireworks – but not from where we hoped.|
|alanajanelle : at memorial park in pottstown waiting for the fireworks to start!|
|lfamous : Going to see fireworks in Pottstown.|
|LikeClochework : Spent the day at Pottstown‘s July 4th event. Now I’m back home with no plans for the evening… and no car.|
|brianscc : we are heading to the fireworks in Pottstown..how about you?|
|GarrisonCarida : is marching in the Pottstown 4th of July parade today starting at 10:15am. Happy 4th of July!|
|Jasonament : Took 5th place in my bracket for the Preservation Pottstown 5k. YAY!|
|GregDietz : Happy 4th!!!! In Pottstown for all of the festivities for the day!! :)|
|AJSBCMA : happy 4th! Preparing to drive the historic pottstown float.|
|SLDaetz : happy 4th!! off to pottstown for a parade, car show, and rubber duck race! :)|
|TonyPhyrillas : If you’re anywhere near on the Fourth of July, the town holds one of the best celebrations. http://bit.ly/jKaEr|
|gt500princess : pottstown tonight with some of the greatest people i know!!!|
|LiveandLetLiv : Ran route for Pottstown 5K on the 4th yesterday. It was a lot tougher than I thought! Hope I can just break 25 minutes now…|