Last night as I drove south on Route 8 through Cuyahoga Falls the traffic came to a stand still. It was about 6pm and I was already late for a 6pm meeting. I looked in the distance but couldn’t see any reason for the delay.
I turned on the radio but couldn’t find a channel that told me about road conditions. Frustrated, I suddenly thought of Twitter. Since my car was stopped (please don’t drive and text or tweet) I tweeted out this message:
What’s up on Route 8 #cuyahogafalls #akron parking lot here.
I followed up with another tweet:
#caraccident route 8 akron?
Within less than two minutes I had a response!
@putcustomers1st there was an accident in the south bound lane just before Perkins. Its down to one lane but it looks like it is opening up.
Just like that I knew to get off at Tallmadge and take the back roads through the valley to get to my Akron meeting.
Twitter – the on the spot, real time, people connecting CB radio of the 21st century.
10/4 good buddy!