Posted by gazjjohnson on 16 December, 2009
A little something useful for fans of Web 2 and mash ups – Ben Marsh’s UK Snow Map. This tracks people discussing levels of snow fall out of 10 (where 10 is heavy snow) with their post codes on twitter (e.g. #uksnow le1 0/10 – for no snow at the University). It rapudly answers the question “Is it snowing here in the UK?”
As winter moves on this will be an interesting resource to follow, and a good example of how to take a social web hash tagged feed and build a useful resource on the back of it.