I’ve got my police scanner on, and overheard the snow plows in Manchester discussing that there’s a parking ban in effect due to the snow. From the sounds of it, a lot of people either don’t know or don’t care.
Being a geek, instead of thinking, “I don’t live in Manchester, so I don’t care at all,” my first thought was, “The city should really have a Twitter account to disseminate information like this.” Technology would also make it pretty easy to send e-mail (or SMS!) blasts to residents. I’m sure most people wouldn’t use it, but the overhead would be minimal. And a city using Twitter to communicate would probably get enough press such that local residents who used Twitter would start following the city’s account.
But alas, I’m not a mayor, so I’m resigned to posting on my blog about how Twitter could help snow plows.