I use twitter to follow some local events, it was very useful in the recent Yarnell Hill fire. To limit twitter’s tracking behavior, follow the steps in this link: http://nbcnews.to/13okqYx BTW I am @dagnygromer on twitter.
I just got an email from a friend, telling me that a couple we know (Steve and Debi K.) had lost their home in the Yarnell Hill fire. They got out OK, but one of their 3 dogs did not survive the evacuation. They had an older home that Debi’s parents bought in the 1960’s, which was uninsured due to its age. (Hmm … our 1940’s vintage farm house is full insured).
Our hearts go out to them at this difficult time.