If you need even more voyeurism (or are just trying to get to that last-minute Christmas purchase and need a heads up, check out the Twitter feed for the state dept of transportation https://twitter.com/wsdot. They also have a blog here: http://wsdotblog.blogspot.com/ .
What I found fascinating was when I followed WSDOT on twitter, THEY decided to follow me. On the one hand, having a government agency hear about my cat seems like a waste of tax dollars. On the other hand, see how they are using with their customers below….I’ve been impressed with the two-toned approach (remember my previous community tips where I tried to advise folks? I think WSDOT has walked the right line).
They likely auto-generate tweets about the problems on the highways, like
“I-5 southbound to 164th st sw accident blocking offramp – fire dept , incident response team , state patrol on scn http://tinyurl.com/4h6ayv
But they are keeping it real with these tweets from humans….
Be sure to take the time to check on your neighbor, see if they need any help, we are all in this together. #seatst #pdxtst #watst
And response has been positive, such that one person wants to study how this all went down…
@badsquare – send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can chat about how invaluable Twitter has been for us