Twitter Conquers Mt. Everest!

by Tanya Thomas on  May 9, 2011 at 7:30 AM Lifestyle News
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Twitter has conquered the Everest as a renowned British climber fired off the first "tweet" from the peak of world's tallest mountain.
 Twitter Conquers Mt. Everest!
Twitter Conquers Mt. Everest!
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Kenton Cool used the terse text message to plug a slick new Galaxy S II smartphone made by Samsung, the South Korean consumer electronics giant that backed his ninth ascent to the top of Mount Everest.

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"Everest summit no 9! 1st tweet from the top of the world thanks to a weak 3G signal & the awesome Samsung Galaxy S2 handset!" the mountaineer said in a tweet sent Thursday.

Nepal telecom carrier Ncell installed a mobile signal receiver at the base of Everest late last year, but it had been unclear whether its range extended to the peak.

A blog post at Cool's website dream-guides.com proclaimed the Samsung Everest climb a success and promised more details as Cool made his way back down.

Source: AFP
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