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What's Shutting Down? Check Twitter

New account tells you what's open and closed

By Scott Budman
|  Monday, Sep 30, 2013  |  Updated 3:44 PM PDT
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What's Shutting Down? Check Twitter

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Just in time, a Twitter account to tell us what's shutting down as the government gets ready to close its doors.

The account, fittingly called @WhatIsShutDown, points out that:

"The military's 1.4 million active duty personnel would stay on duty, but their paychecks would be delayed," and:

"The scientific work of the U.S. Geological Survey would be halted."

It's a sobering read, but also, in this age of insant social media, a good idea. A way to get the message out quickly, and in a way that will be read a lot. Almost instantly, the Twitter account has 458 followers.

We expect that will grow. A lot.

Oh, and it's most recent message, as this is written:

"Shutting down the government doesn't have to happen."

Well said.

Scott is also on Twitter: @scottbudman

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