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Snow 2.0

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?”

http://uksnow.benmarsh.co.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.

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