Thursday, February 3, 2011

Was I unfair

to Twitter?

I use Twitter fairly regularly.  Sometimes, it is a good way to find out what's going on around you.  Of course, for this to work, we all have to use it and update it with new info - so I try to do that some, too.  I've also found it useful in connecting internationally - makes for a cheap text message.  

I've seen some pretty innovative uses of it.  In DC, the streets department had a potholepalooza based on twitter, in which you could tweet the location of a pothole and they would come fix it.  I once saw a pedestrian indicator that had been twisted around to the wrong way - I took a photo of it and tweeted it @ddot.  They responded an hour later and the next day, it was fixed.

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