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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Caltrain Joins Twitter -- @Caltrain Handle Already Taken

Posted By on Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 9:45 AM

Look! An @Caltrain ... er, @CTWkendBullets!
  • Look! An @Caltrain ... er, @CTWkendBullets!

In hopes of pulling riders off the internet and onto a baby bullet, Caltrain has broken out Twitter and Facebook accounts. Sadly for the rail service, however, the train has already left the station when it comes to snatching up the Twitter handle @Caltrain.

That Twitter account is actually a rider-run service meant to make up for Caltrain's alleged shortcomings when it comes to providing real-time updates. And, at least so far, lots more eyeballs are on the independent @Caltrain than the in-house @CTwkendBullets.

Some 5,206 followers are monitoring @Caltrain. Only 28 are following @CTwkndBullets.

Finally, an answer for Shakespeare's famous query. What's in a name? About 5,200 Twitter followers.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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