Skipping the rants about how dumb/useless/narcisitic twitter is, can anybody help me out with this. I don't know much about the service, but I got an idea that might help out 'Tankers... First, couple of noob questions for those who use it: 1) If you have access to an account, can you send tweets directly from your cell phone. Does it need to be a smart phone, or can you use any phone with SMS text messaging? 2) Can anybody who is a follower of that account receive those tweets on THEIR cell phone? I've seen it on people's twitter web pages (like this Optimus Prime (iamoptimus) on Twitter) but can those tweets be pushed directly to followers cell phones? Can you send them directly to ONLY a specific follower? Second, here's my idea. I'm not doing a lot of toy hunting these days, but during the Universe 2.0 line I was anxiously wondering all the time when my W*M/Target/TRU might have put new stuff out. I'm thinking the same will be true in 2010 with the post-movie, new Animated and maybe some Uni 3.0 stuff. I was thinking, instead of checking the sightings threads here all the time, maybe we could use twitter for our state or local areas' sightings, too. If the answers above to #1 & #2 are yes and yes, I could imagine going into TRU, seeing something new, buying what I wanted and sending a tweet to followers of an account for MI folks saying something like "Found TFAni Arcee at TRU. Picked up 1, left 1" and having followers of the MI sightings twitter account get that message directly on their phone, so they could stop in to their local places if they were driving around or away from the computer. I know there would be some logistics to figure out with the accounts, but what do you think? Think something like this could work? Would you be interested in having more immediate updates than the sighting threads? I'm going to post this on hisstank.com, too, 'cause I think people there might be interested as well.