Twittering During Tornados

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Living in the Bay Area, we have noticed that we reach for our phones to Twitter the second we feel an earthquake. It looks like Anne Jackson has discovered that Twitter can play a helpful role during Tornados too.

even though they were hiding in closets and basements, they could know exactly where the tornado was because of twitter.

Update: Mark has been using the Twitter track feature to follow events like Tornados and collected quite a few updates as they rolled in.

For a while now I’ve been tracking a number of keywords in Twitter to see the flow of conversation around certain topics. It happens that I’ve been tracking CNN and tornado for a while. Little did I know that these two tracks would seem to merge. With last night’s tornado rolling through downtown Atlanta the play by play, via Twitter.