Much of the energy that I used to put into blogging has been shifted to Twitter. I’ve set up a system to capture my tweets and, once a week, I plan to comb through them and highlight some of the more interesting ones. This week I was stuck in Hurricane so the tweets are all about that, and will only be of interest to those who live in New Orleans. Next week, you’ll see tweets with a broader focus.
- How to prepare for a Hurricane with your iOS devices
- Seven years ago I wrote these posts right before Katrina hit
- RT @VargVargas: Al Roker said “fair amount” of buildings on Canal will have “significant structural damage.” Uh, OK.
- RT @brianstelter: Happening SE of NOLA: RT @Laura_Buchtel: Hearing that people used Facebook to coordinate rescues… How different from 2005.
- RT @AvenuePubNOLA: Question of the day: have you got any hurricane specials? Yeah, we ’re open. That’s pretty special.
- RT @kbeninato: My new article for The New Republic: Morning After #isaac in New Orleans
- Overheard on Scott’s porch uptown, after discussing the value of Twitter. Scott: “I’m huge on MySpace,”
- My blog post: Sudden catastrophes, and why hyperlocal news coverage beats traditional reporting
- RT @TheNolaChick: 9 stages of a hurricane. I’m at stage 7. Hoping to be 9 by tomorrow.
For a complete list of the tweets (and retweets) I sent out during the week of Hurricane Isaac, click and download this PDF file. It’s only my perspective, and so it’s guaranteed NOT to be a collectors item. But it’s interesting to see how residents in one area of the city felt during a time of intense worry.