28,000 Following Santa on Twitter…Are You?

You better watch out, you better not cry...and you better get on Twitter or Facebook to check on Santa Claus. The North Pole is going a' social networking this year to bring holiday cheer to good boys and girls around the world. Here are the top ways to track the old man and his jolly elves...

You better watch out, you better not cry…and you better get on Twitter or Facebook to check on Santa Claus. The North Pole is a’ going a’ social networking this year to bring holiday cheer to good boys and girls around the world. Here are the top ways to track the old man and his jolly elves…

The most popular way to follow Santa on Christmas Eve remains the tried and true: the NORAD Santa tracker website. The countdown on the site is underway, marking the hours until kids and kids-at-heart alike can see where Santa travels on Christmas Eve. To make his rounds, Santa usually starts in Asia and moves to the United States so American kids will be ready to go to sleep before he arrives.

More than 450,000 folks are already following the NORAD Santa page on Facebook, and, not to be outdone, about 28,000 are keeping close watch on his Twitter account. Both sites offer periodic updates of Santa’s location, as well as other assorted holiday tidbits.

For the more technically advanced elves, there is also the AT&T Santa Tracker App to put on your mobile devices if you are going to be out traveling that night, like the jolly old man himself. Or, just search for “Santa” in the Google Maps for Mobile app if you have it, or visit the mobile version of the Santa Tracker site.

And for the true Santa stalkers, er, merry elves, Google also has the Google Earth plugin that will project his route onto the 3D globe software.

For those stuck at the office on Christmas Eve, or just stuck to their computers, Santa Tracker’s YouTube channel promises to post videos of Jolly Old Saint Nicholas’s progress throughout the day.

But no matter how you track the big guy virtually, don’t forget: cookies and milk, the real kind, are still a Santa must.