Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Follow the Metro lines on Twitter

Just saw this on the DCist listserve (post forthcoming), each Metro line has its own Twitter feed, so you can see how the Yellow and Green (and the rest) are doing.

http://twitter.com/DCMetroYellow
http://twitter.com/DCMetroGreen
http://twitter.com/DCMetroRed
http://twitter.com/DCMetroBlue
http://twitter.com/DCMetroOrange

If you aren't familiar with Twitter, it's a little micro-blogging site where you can keep your status updated and keep in touch with your friends or people who write about things you're interested in. It's also good for seeing where people are in the evenings and on weekends - bars, etc. You can Twitter and receive Twitters from your phone and Blackberry too.

4 comments:

Joe said...

This is great news. I hope they take the next step and have a feed for each station that updates with new departure times. Would be great for bus lines too. Twitter isn't yet being used to it's potential for things like this. Keep up the good work Metro.

Mackenzie said...

Er, that last sentence should be:
You can tweet and receive tweets...

Twitter's the name of the site. The verb you do on Twitter and the name for the status updates are the same: tweet.

JoeOn11th said...

Funny that they'll embrace Twitter, but not release their bus route information to Google Maps/Google Transit.

Andrew said...

Mackenzie, I call them twitters because I think tweets sounds goofy.