"Meteor watchers logged on to tweet as the annual Perseid meteor shower reached its peak," sharing the communal experience. NASA astronomers calculated that at least 80 meteors per hour were visible during the peak display. Twitter had what? 80 zillion meteor watchers tweets?!
The web -- the almost instant connection that it provides to watchers, gazing from thousands of points under the night sky, giving a wide community of watchers the opportunity to share, not only what they see, but what they missed, and what to watch for, is to borrow the phrase, "truly priceless."
And the sleepy heads, and the ones who have to get up and go to work this morning, and the ones who peered through cloud covers, can watch the spectacular light show on web video.