Twitter and Emergency Response
I realized today that my mobile carrier (who will forever remain nameless) dropped Twitter as a service regardless of what plan you are under. Naturally this p1$$ed me off enough to Google for a reason as to why this happened. I came across another blog whose main commenter was an official with the Los Angeles Fire Department. After reading his comments I realized that the LAFD uses this social network website to broadcast what is happening in Los Angeles. This means that anyone who goes to the LAFD Twitter page can see what the LAFD "Twitters" are contributing to their network!
Imagine the possibilites with this! With more and more phones and intelligent location services being offered for free, I would think that this would catch on in the main stream for more than just telling your buddies what you are eating for dinner.