Archive for the ‘Twitter’ Category
Socitm recently published a report – Twitter Gritter - on how local councils used Twitter during the snowy weather. It was interesting to see how citizens were using data on school closures, road gritting and bin collections to help them cope. In some cases the councils used citizen feedback to help focus their resources on the replenishing of grit bins and also request specific help such as the use of privately owned 4×4’s to help to get to vunerable people who depended on council home-help services.
Twitter have just published a Government case study on how the US Geological Survey (USGS) uses citizen Tweets to capture details of earthquakes as they happen. This can then be mapped and added to data coming in from instrument monitoring stations providing a richer picture.