Great buzzword crowdsourcing and, like a lot of them, it means what you want it to mean. But #uksnow is a good example. The way it works is that you tweet the amount of snow where you are on a scale of 1 to 10 and then the first part of your postcode and include the Twitter tag #uksnow.
So I might tweet:
has falling steadily in Milton, Cambs #uksnow CB24 6/10
And Ben's software would then put an appropriate size marker at CB24 on his map.
Which is all very cool.
Except for one small problem: which is that it depends on observers doing the observing. So when I first looked early this morning, despite there being blizzard condition in Hampshire, there wasn't much sign of it (or indeed huge amounts anywhere) on #uksnow.
Now that everyone's got up the south of England is covered with white ... unlike Cambridgeshire: we're still waiting for our snow.
|Tags: internet, weather, websites||Written 06/01/10|
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