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Why We Love Twitter

The kindness and helpfulness of strangers online can be simply wonderful and Twitter is a great place to experience it.  I was going through some old photos and my brain was giving out and I wanted some opinions about what fruit was being processed by the people in some of the photos… so I asked.

and got back a few questions about the image:

That lead to sharing two higher resolution images from the same event:

and @LynneinMD and @ArchivesMouse took a look and figured out that there were multiple varieties of berries involved:

And offered suggestions for digging deeper:

This was a great night with some wonderfully helpful folks!  Next time you are stuck on a question… try asking the great Hive Mind on Twitter.

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