Los Angeles, What Are You Doing?

future of TwitterOne hour ago, Eric Richardson of blogdowntown used Twitter, a microblogging text based social network, to tell his readers a fact about streetcar construction while on the streets of Portland. "Portland streetcar track construction went at one block per week, with construction only taking one lane and not the sidewalk," he said while on a Los Angeles delegation to the Pacific Northwest to study the public transit mode. Earlier, he tweeted from the airport, then when he landed and about light rail bike racks.

After tweeting that she was at LAX yesterday morning, blogger Amanda Congdon later used Twitter after landing and said "whenever I'm on the east coast, I miss the west coast. but when I'm on the west coast, I only sometimes miss the east coast."

Yesterday evening, the Los Angeles Fire Department sent out a tweet: "*Structure Fire* 2285 E. Jessie St... Heavy fire and smoke coming from 1 story." It was about the fire in Boyle Heights.

Even LAist feeds a Twitter account. Do to tweet your version of Los Angeles? What are you doing?

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