Ok, just got off the phone with Captain Parker. Here's what he'd like us to do:
So basically, he would like us to do the following, with a focus on Twitter (but Flickr could be very helpful as well):
- Bring emerging trends on Twitter (especially negative ones) to the attention of LA officials using the hashtag #405official and/or sending a tweet to @i_405
- Direct people with general questions to the websites listed below
- If anyone needs assistance and/or has something to report to officials, direct them to call 911 (which a standard procedure we should all follow here in the US) - 911 is infinitely better set up to manage these requests - it's what it is designed to do.
Websites to direct people to:
Also, thanks to Alan Glennon at UCSB, we are also archiving all geo-tagged tweets for the weekend around a number of keywords related to the closure, which we plan to use for data analysis after this weekend.
Also, if you have space in your tweets, please add the hashtag #CCSoCal
Please email me directly if you have any questions.
On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Chad Catacchio <chadca...@gmail.com>
If you are interested in helping out with our little traffic problem here in LA this weekend....