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10 Tops on Twitter: Transportation

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CitySolver
CitySolver  
3/1/2014 2:00:24 PM
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bubbles
Thats a very valid point actually about macro versus micro news. We have to get that balance right in our own lives to take in the important news feeds as well as the personal ones. Maybe we could use data to help, ie if a global story is trending perhaps twitter could show a pop up saying for instance 'You really should read about this news feed that is globally viral (and I dont mean gangnam videos, I mean official news feeds from BBC CNN NBC etc) But I admit that no news is not partisan.

Lesthertod
Lesthertod  
2/28/2014 10:05:20 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
InfoNuggets
Thank you Nicole, even though I'm not in the US some of those accounts have great insight and content that goes through "city" boundaries.

I really loved the example tweet of Brent Toderian. So much truth there, I find it quite hard to believe that he needed less than 140 characters to nail it.

Lesthertod
Lesthertod  
2/28/2014 9:54:17 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: I think I am a geek
Twitter indeed is a great way to find out news and information about any specific topic you're interested as well. I really hope they don't jump in the wagon that has the same direction that Facebook and Google are aiming to. To create such tailored newsfeed and suggestions that we create a bubble that doesn't show anything else besides our interest. It sound awesome in paper... however the way I see it, might be that we will be auto-censoring some stuff and/or we won't be able to expand our horizons "by finding" new interests/topics.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
2/25/2014 2:11:56 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Can't tweet underground here
I'm glad you found this useful, Amy! Thanks for the suggestions, too. I'm more excited than I'd like to admit about those two historical accounts you mention. This is the kind of thing Twitter is good for.

More to come - I will do another list this week and/or next and will keep your requests in mind!

Amy Rogers Nazarov
Amy Rogers Nazarov  
2/25/2014 2:01:50 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Can't tweet underground here
This is a terrific list! I'm off to follow these fine folks myself (and look for still more opportunities to alliterate.)

DC has several tweeters that share the most fascinating historical info about the city, such as @GhostsofDC and @old_time_DC. You can see how thoroughfares like Pennsylvania Ave and Independence Ave have changed over the decades. NY and others cities must have comparable tweeters to follow! Sometimes I find it easier to get my head around an issue facing current DC when I can look at a photo of 100-years-ago DC.

More lists like this, please. How about one that folds together ten feeds coming from NYC or Los Angeles parks? Or a roundup of public-transit people from around the globe? 

 

CitySolver
CitySolver  
2/25/2014 11:55:21 AM
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I think I am a geek
I love that video, I feel so sad!! But he is right! As far as twitter is concerned, it is a great medium for tailored news. Its news tailored to you which is great. It is also more effective than facebook at getting people together in my view as it is not dependent on 'friend status' it is more about 'interest status', as you choose who to listen to instead of getting updates from long lost friends who just happen to be in the Maldives making you jealous as yuou sit at your desk. 

PostSandy
PostSandy  
2/19/2014 11:46:38 PM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: You may yet get me to like twitter
I'm with you Nicole. I use Twitter more than Facebook these days as well. While it takes a period of time to fine tune the list of Twitter follows, the quality of information seems to be a bit higher than those on Facebook. 

PostSandy
PostSandy  
2/19/2014 11:30:23 PM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: Can't tweet underground here
I hear you there kq4ym. Twitter is only good for me to keep up with some technical topics. By following folks that are leaders in those areas, it helps me stay current. They often tweet tips, what's bothering them at work and how they solve it, in 140 character digestable form. At times, they certainly write celebrity-like things such as "I need to have pancakes now". Very irrelevant, yet, personable. 

NewDream
NewDream  
2/19/2014 10:05:18 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: You may yet get me to like twitter
I've been 'listening' mostly via Google News and a handful of email lists, and it will be good to have another alternative if Twitter works as well as you suggest. I may be an old dog but I"m not afraid to learn new tricks.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
2/19/2014 9:43:03 AM
User Rank Staff
Re: You may yet get me to like twitter
NewDream: Oh, I would agree with you that Facebook is the better medium for interactions between people, for sure. But Twitter seems better to me for sitting back and finding out what's new and in the news. I definitely do more absorbing and reading on Twitter than participating, which doesn't make me a great Twitter-er.

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