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If you love New Year's Eve but hate the crowds, you can get an app that allows anyone to receive a link to the Times Square Ball Drop on Twitter in real time. All you need is the "latest Android phones and iPhone, iPod touch and iPad," adds The Staten Island Advance. For more on this story visit http://www.silive.com. "There is an app for everything, so why should anyone be surprised that the New Year's Eve Ball has one too," added The Advance in a story (December 24, 2013).

"The breathless drama of New York City's Times Square Countdown to the New Year has gone miniature with a streamlined free app for electronic devices," added the report.

"The app provides a link to the official six-hour broadcast program viewed primarily on televisions and computers in the past. It also provides capability to interact with the Times Square Ball on Twitter in real time and the ability to customize to any time zone," according to The Advance.

So Staten Island why brave the traffic, crowds, and cold at Times Square. Just link to an app near you. It's making the big ball drop a lot easier for you!

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