We can thank the St. Louis emergency dispatch center for Twitter.
The national spotlight was on St. Louis last night with a 60 Minutes interview, full video on view below, of Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter who grew up here and who apparently got his inspiration for Twitter by listening to the local police scanner when he was young.
"They're always talking about where they're going, what they're doing and where they currently are and that is where the idea for Twitter came," he told CBS' Lara Logan. "Now, we all have these cell phones. We had text messaging, and suddenly we can update where I was, what I'm doing, where I'm going, how I feel. And then it would go out to the entire world."
But we'll try not to let that small detail spoil our St. Louis pride!
Here's the full video.