I saw an article in Planetizen today about Twitter and the variety of uses people are finding for it.
One woman tweeted for help after being mugged and 3 people immediately called 911 for her. Most of us have heard already that the first report of a plane landing in the Hudson River came from a guy who tweeted about it as he watched the landing unfold from a nearby ferry.
Twitter users have moved way beyond merely answering the question, “What are you doing?”
Of particular interest here at LandRules, the Planetizen article says, “… the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning has set up a Twitter feed to solicit input as part of their Go To 2040 planning initiative, posting tweets on topics like U.S. Census data and federal earmarks affecting Chicago.”
LandRules envisions a land use education and communication environment where we think creatively about ways to employ technologies like Twitter and others we don’t know about yet.