"house is on fire – we're out! shit" – Twitter proves itself again

Thursday night proved that Twitter, once again, is not only a source of breaking news but also an amazing support network to people when things go wrong.

Steven Livingstone, a Scotland-based entrepreneur, was caught in an apartment fire with his family around 7pm Thursday night. According to his tweets, everyone got out OK, and he even went back for his elderly neighbour, caught in her upstairs apartment.

Livingstone is working on a project related to OpenID, but a fire which apparently emanated from below caught hold in his building as he worked at home. Thankfully it sounds like everyone in the building got out OK. However, it looks like their building is not habitable.