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How to create a crowdsourced Twitter traffic report

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 2. Choose “Advanced Search” and enter Nashville traffic in the “All of these words” field.

 Step 3. Scroll down and under Places enter Nashville, TN in the “Near this place” field. Choose the most appropriate distance. Now select the center icon at the bottom with the arrow.

 Step 4. Choose “Add to Home Screen”.

 Step 5. Name the icon “Traffic Report”.

 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.

Dave

http://www.davemadethat.com

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  • Cassondra Monique

    Love it! Now, I have to make this work on my Android and get people in my city to tweet traffic! :D

  • Good luck. :)

  • Twitter on the browser on Android forces you to the mobile version of their site, which doesn’t have advanced search. I event emailed the link I created from my browser on the computer, but it won’t work.

    No problem. I just saved the search on Seesmic. And I have the bookmark of it on the computer for when I need it.