This year is the 57th annual good will mission of NORAD Santa Tracker. The journey has begun earlier today 24th December, 2012 presenting gift to all children in the world as far as he can goes. The first shift of Santa trackers starts taking calls early Monday, telling children and some adults when Santa is due at their house. The last shift won’t end until nearly 24 hours later. This is interesting.Have you been able to track Santa in your area now? If you’ve not, don’t worry Santa will soon get to your house.
If you really want to know where he is right now and where is going next, then you can follow him by track Santa on Google here Google.com/santatracker.
NORAD, a joint U.S.-Canada command responsible for protecting the skies over both nations, says its Santa-tracking rite was born of a humble typo in a newspaper ad in 1955.
The ad in a Colorado Springs newspaper invited children to call Santa but inadvertently listed the phone number for the Continental Air Defence Command, NORAD’s predecessor, also based in Colorado Springs.
CONAD officers played along, and word spread that this Cold War military command charged with guarding the U.S. against an attack by the Soviet Union was also telling kids where Santa was.
Since then, NORAD Tracks Santa has gone global, progressing through bulletins on AM radios and black-and-white TVs to updates on Facebook, Twitter and smartphone aps.
Last year, volunteers answered almost 102,000 calls, nearly 25 per cent more than the previous year. They also answered more than 7,700 emails ([email protected]
).The NORAD Tracks Santa website attracted 18.9 million unique visitors from 220 countries and territories during December 2011.
This year, the program had more than 1 million likes on Facebook and nearly 97,000 followers on Twitter days before the tracking operation got under way.