How the internet works: A case study

  • 11:09am: Brooklynite posts free desk on craigslist
  • 11:19am: A robot tweets the listing
  • 11:21am: The tweet shows up in one of my Tweetdeck columns, set to monitor tweets mentioning my neighborhood
  • 11:49am: Fifty pounds, four blocks, two sore arms, and one helpful passerby later, I have a new desk

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