Social media is becoming more and more popular these days….I mean, even my mom is on Facebook! There are arguments that these “outlets” can be good and bad, but I feel that the weather world can really only benefit from Twitter, Facebook, etc.
- It gives forecasters like myself the opportunity to reach out to even more people.
- Followers on Twitter, in addition to friends/fans on Facebook can tell us what is going on in their city, neighborhood and street. It’s just important that they are accurate with rainfall totals, storm reports, etc.
The National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service offices around the country have joined the social media world as well. And I can’t write this blog without shamelessly plugging 13WMAZ’s presence in the social media world.