Turns out celebs can use Twitter for more than just ranting against loud neighbors: Lance Armstrong used social networking sites to get his bike back, the Telegraph reports. He issued an “APB” to his 140,000 Twitter followers, and on Facebook, a group popped up named “1 Million Citizens Looking for Lance Armstrong’s Stolen Bike.” Four days after the theft, the bike was returned.
“All the technology involved really kept the story alive and moving,” said a police sergeant. “It was clear that most of the people in the community were looking for this bike. It makes it hard to transport the thing; you can't ride it or sell it because it is that hot of an item.”