Posts tagged with 'twitter'
Technology is allowing city residents to interact with their surroundings in new ways, which can have both the benefit of advancing sustainable development and the drawback of reinforcing social divisions. Photo by Daniel Chavez/Flickr.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: New mapping algorithm poses problems and promise for cities
Yahoo Labs has recently created a mapping algorithm that helps pedestrians find not the shortest route to their destination, but the most attractive one. This is great for visitors who want to spend every second of their time sightseeing in ...
Smart car tipped in San Francisco, California. Photo by Jeff Chiu.
Friday Fun: Smart cars reach tipping point
No, not that kind of tipping point. While smart car usage is on the rise, it hasn’t quite crossed the Malcolm Gladwell threshold. We’re talking about a different trend: smart car tipping. It seems an unidentified group of six to ...
Friday Fun: Kite-mounted air quality monitoring with F-L-O-A-T
Friday Fun: Kite-mounted air quality monitoring with F-L-O-A-T
In 2008, Olympic cyclists from the United States arrived in Beijing wearing respiratory masks  due to perceived health risks from poor air quality. Air pollution has thusly presented a perennial diplomatic challenge in the rocky Sino-American relationship. This June -in ...
Q&A with Eric Fischer: Photogenic Cities
Q&A with Eric Fischer: Photogenic Cities
Eric Fischer, a programmer and designer, created maps showing the locations of people when they send a Twitter message or upload a photo to Flickr. Orange dots represent the location of Flickr pictures, blue dots represent Twitter tweets and white dots ...
Are Transportation Agencies Actually Reading What's Said Online?
Are Transportation Agencies Actually Reading What's Said Online?
Do transportation agencies keep up with conversations in blogs and social media? The answer is generally yes, but it’s not so systematic. It’s likely an employee is checking Twitter updates occasionally, writing back when possible, expanding an agency’s social media ...
Meter Jam: A Campaign to Boycott Auto-Rickshaws and Taxis
Meter Jam: A Campaign to Boycott Auto-Rickshaws and Taxis
Originally posted on TheCityFix Mumbai: “Meter Jam” is the new buzz word among quite a few commuters in Mumbai this week. The Meter Jam campaign is the brainchild of three advertising professionals in Mumbai, who are using the power of ...