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Last night, I tried an experiment and did my first, full-on Twitterblog, of the new episode of "24," live as it aired on Pacific Standard time.

For those not familiar with Twitter, it's a microblogging service that allows users to send out short messages — 140 characters or less — called "tweets," either to a closed group of friends or out into the general Twitter stream (which is Google-able).

Users can subscribe to the Twitter feeds of other users, who can in turn subscribe to theirs (not required, but generally considered polite).

For more details, click here.

I may Twitterblog some more shows this week. Open to suggestions. Click here for the beginning of a daisy chain in links to my three season-premiere "24" liveblogs, which introduce the format and the silly names I gave to the characters.

And if you like, you may read the tweets while watching the episode on DVR or VHS, or online. Guarantee they'll make at least 75 percent more sense.

Most importantly, you must read the following Twitter stream (in the interests of full disclosure, I admit that it's been cleaned up a bit from the original for the sake of clarity and readability) from the BOTTOM UP! The date stamp represents the time this morning that I grabbed the tweets from my Twitter home page. Here we go:

·  So, that was my

first 24 Twitterblog. Thanks for playing. It'll be up on the blog blog sometime

tomorrow. Nighty-nite! about 13 hours ago

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·  BadAfricanGuy

issues an order. Clock-2:59! Scenes from next week. NotHillary? NotBill, are

you all right? You can trust me. about 13 hours ago

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·  BadAfricanGuy-you

mad romantic fool! Sorry, UnsuspectingAmericanGirl, your boyfriend is way too

busy being BadAfrican'Guy right now. about 13 hours ago

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·  Pres.NotHillary

gives SeniorAdviser the 411 on GAG. HFChloe has a plan. SoulPatch opts out.

SilverFox weighs in. JackBauer gives in. It's on. about 13 hours ago

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·  The call is made,

and GoodAfricanGuy lays out the way it's going to be. He reveals the fate of

the McGuffin, but he'll only tell more F2F. about 13 hours ago

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·  SoulPatch nods,

which is enough for SilverFox, who makes the call. ChemStory on the NotFoxNews.

Poor ChemGuy. GoodAfricanGuy on the line. about 13 hours ago

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·  JackBauer needs the

guv'mint. GoodAfricanGuy speaks up for Pres.NotHillary, but SilverFox grumbles.

FBIChick chimes in. SoulPatch glowers. about 13 hours ago

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·  Split-screen-2:52!

JackBauer, HFChloe and SilverFox deliver GoodAfricanCouple to safehouse.

Satellite! Bill, we need to rethink this about 13 hours ago

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·  OtherBadSecretServiceAgent

makes the call to BadAfrican Guy. Split-screen-2:48! about 13 hours ago

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·  Mr.FirstNotBill!

Welcome back from MannequinLand. LockCode. Rats! Oh, no, LingerieGirl is toast.

Run, run! Talk for your life! about 13 hours ago

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·  SeniorAdviser drops

the news about Mr.FirstNotBill's side project and his current nowhereabouts.

Pres.NotHillary is not happy. about 13 hours ago

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·  Advisers huddle

over Mr. FirstNotBill, who was supposed to be at LingerieGirl's with CSSA.

ShortHairedAdviser advises keeping it quiet. about 13 hours ago

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·  Split-screen

clock-2:24.ShortHairedAdviser gives the Chem411 to Pres.NotHillary, who's not

quite buying her good fortune.Good thinking, PNH. about 13 hours ago

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·  Then FBIBabyfaceBoy

has to drop one about the McGuffin on FBIGarafalo, who just grew a heart. That

was gratuitous. Split-screen clock-2:35! about 13 hours ago

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·  FBIBabyfaceBoy

wants FBIGarafalo to interface. No, I don't mean that, you potty-minded people.

Poor ChemGuy. FBIG grows a big heart. about 13 hours ago

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·  FBIBoss is totally

perplexed. FBIBabyfaceBoy goes to the McGuffin, but FBIBoss isn't having it.

Oh, now you've done it, FBIBabyfaceBoy. about 13 hours ago

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·  Let me see your

hands, Toast Dad! Boom! Jack, can you hear me? Oops. Now the McGuffin is toast.

Run, JB, run! Copy that, about 13 hours ago

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·  Into the

van…BadAfricanGuy goes for ToastDad, whose day just gets worse and worse. But

wait, here comes SoulPatch & JackBauer! about 13 hours ago

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·  Split-screen

clock-2:32! ChemGuy, you're still with us! FBIGarafalo tries for human concern,

almost makes it. Now, she's there. Hold on, CG! about 14 hours ago

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·  FBIChick relays the

good news. JackBauer goes to the south side. Split-screen clock: 2:28! about 14 hours ago

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·  Copy that. Give me

the C4. Blam blam, boom! Blam, ra-ta-ta-ta-tat, blam, plink, blam! Move,

GoodAfricanCouple! Clear! about 14 hours ago

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·  Oh, no, ChemGuy!

BadAfricanGuy realizes that the dead are not so dead after all. BAG wants to

fall back and put. FBIBabyfaceBoy is confused. about 14 hours ago

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·  ChemGuy's on the

ball. Go, ChemGuy! FBIGarafalo realizes what an awesome guy ChemGuy really is.

28743. Done. about 14 hours ago

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·  ChemGuy gives the

best advice ever to FBIGarafalo. Now if he can only get her to wash her hair,

we'd be making some real progress. about 14 hours ago

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·  JackBauer gives the

411 to SoulPatch and SilverFox; Heckle may have found the McGuffin’s battery; FBIGarafalo

tries to talk ChemGuy down. about 14 hours ago

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·  Oh, right, the McGuffin.

Forgot about the McGuffin. HFChloe has the Kidron update; JackBauer's gotta

hurry. about 14 hours ago

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·  Yeah,

PresNotHillary, go for outrage! Advisers drop bad Chem news on Pres.NotHillary.

Kidron, Ohio, may be toast. about 14 hours ago

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·  Split screen clock: 2:18 ShortHairedAdviser and SeniorAdviser

still worry about Mr. FirstNotBill. Pres.NotHillary doesn't like the wording. about 14 hours ago from

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·  SplitGet out! Get out! screen clock! about 14 hours ago

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·  FBIGarafalo reaches

out & touches ChemGuy, who is getting a bad feeling about this. It's not

responding! Nothing! Pressure rising. SOB! about 14 hours ago

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·  FBIGarafalo tries

better national security through chemistry and gets all shirty with the receptionist.

Way to grow a pair, FBIGarafalo. about 14 hours ago

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·  HFChloe talks 'em

thru the green diagram — the good one, not the bad one. FBIGarafalo finds a

code fragment in Kidron, Ohio. about 14 hours ago

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·  Well, that's kind

of disappointing. Not another crawlspace!, JackBauer will know what a TVdinner

feels like. NiceAfricanLady believes in JB. about 14 hours ago

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·  FBIChick amps up

the charm; JackBauer, SoulPatch & SilverFox come in the back; HFChloe's on

com; about 14 hours ago

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·  It's OldHomeWeek

for AfricanGuys, but BadAfricanGuy may have just found GAG's Achilles heel,

& plans to hit Pres.NotHillary where it hurts. about 14 hours ago

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·  Fantastic Four in

the van, JackBauer needs FBIChick. Meanwhile, BadAfricanGuy brings

GoodAfricanGuy in, shows him bad green diagrams.

about 14 hours ago

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·  SeniorAdviser rings

CSSA to find Mr.FirstNotBill.Since he's NotBill,won't help to call in the

interns. SA reams out FBIBoss, who hits back. about 14 hours ago

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·  Hah! FBIBoss and

FBIChick had a thingy thingy. So called that. FBIGarafalo wants a fresh socket.

Certain they have creams for that. about 14 hours ago

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·  2 p.m.to 3 p.m. FBIGarafalo

found a code fragment and some residue. They have shampoos for that. FBI Boss

is all, like, whatever, who cares? about 14 hours ago

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·  Twitterblogging 24!

Beep beep beep crackle, previouslys. Not doing previouslys. You're all big enough

now to do previouslys on your own. about 14 hours ago

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