July 19, 2011
How to create a crowdsourced Twitter traffic report
This morning’s commute to work sucked. Traffic was at a standstill for much of my drive to the office.
It was stop and go, stop and go… very annoying. Had I known about the jam, I would have selected an alternative route. This won’t happen again.
Here’s an easy way to create a crowdsourced Twitter traffic report for your iPhone.
Step 1. Visit search.twitter.com on your iPhone.
Step 6. You’ll find your crowdsourced Twitter traffic report icon waiting for you each morning before your commute. Click it and it will search for mentions of the words Nashville and Traffic within 15 miles of Nashville (or whichever city you use this for).
Be sure to include these words when you’re tweeting your traffic reports, so they will appear in the search results. Safe travels.