Friday, 12 February 2010
Using social media to get around Pittsburgh's snowy streets
Everyone around the 'burgh knows we've gotten upwards of 2 feet of snow since last weekend, and that the snow plows haven't done the greatest job of keeping streets clear. To help drivers navigate around the snowy streets some guys at CMU have set up a website called How's My Street that lets anyone report on road conditions and snow removal in Pittsburgh. It is easy to use and helps spread the word about which streets are passable or not. All you have to do is click on your street on the map of Pittsburgh, click, and fill in a report; when you are done your report is sent to Twitter so all the @howsmystreet followers receive notification.