I Should be Mayor

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.

One thought on “I Should be Mayor

  1. How many people do you think use Twitter in Manchester? Dozens perhaps? PSNH has fewer than 2,000 followers in the whole state. WMUR TV has about 650. To put some perspective on that latter number I have 777 followers as I write this. I’m not sure the city of Manchester would get that many subscribers unless they really worked at it.

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