Posts Tagged ‘Weather’
Everyone loves to talk about the weather. OK, maybe we don’t love it, but it’s that conversation-filler that works well when there’s an awkward pause or we simply can’t think of the next topic to discuss. And we don’t bring up the weather only while waiting for the bus – we tweet about it, all day.
Twitter is great for generating buzz, but sometimes that buzz isn’t all that constructive. As the east coast of the United States prepares for Hurricane Irene this weekend, tips on how to handle weather emergencies are appreciated by all audiences. Thankfully, there are a lot of Twitter users who are skilled at giving advice, whether it be on how to deal with flooding or how to maintain perspective when we don’t even know how badly the storm will affect different areas. Here, then, are the top 10 tweets about Hurricane Irene that are actually useful.
In a first-of-its-kind deal for Twitter, The Weather Channel will now have access to tweets about local weather across the US, and will display this on its TV broadcast, website, and iPhone app.
A new project has emerged that uses Twitter to crowdsource the weather across the US. Don’t remove that weather app from your iPhone just yet, as it’s not perfected, but the idea is sound: use vetted, geo-tagged weather reports from regular Twitter users experiencing storms, snow, rain, or sunny days in their area.