As a blizzard slams Chicago, social media keeps the region informed
When snowstorms hit, cities, school districts and even the National Weather Service are reaching the public through Twitter, Facebook and more traditional avenues.
Untitled Document When a blizzard dumped 20 inches of snow in the Chicago area over 24 hours this week, suburban Elgin was ready to reach out to its citizens through Facebook and Twitter. The city of 107,000 fired off announcements through social media, and it invited citizens to post about problems. The city manager rode along with snowplow crews, posting about progress in clearing the streets from his iPhone, BlackBerry and iPad. The response was overwh read more...
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