ODOT TripCheck is on Twitter: The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

As one of three practice management advisors serving the State of Oregon, I do my share of traveling.  Next week I’ll be on the road with Dee Crocker to present “Tips, Sites, and Gadgets” in Klamath Falls, Medford, and Roseburg.  (To register, visit the PLF Web site and choose the Upcoming Seminars link.)

As you might imagine, I was absolutely tickled pink when @oregondot announced today on Twitter that I could sign up for automated traffic alerts.  I just finished following almost every US Route, State Highway Route, Mountain Pass, etc.  You’ll find them all listed here

Folks, if you’re not on Twitter, it would be worth it to create an account just to get these alerts.  I use TweetDeck to view and post tweets, so my strategy is to create a new TweetDeck column to organize my Oregon TripCheck traffic alerts.  Sweet!  (All the accounts are prefaced by “TripCheck” so they are easy to find in TweetDeck’s alphabetical list.)  Once you’re following a Twitter account, you can also subscribe to an RSS Feed and receive content directly in your Outlook inbox if you’d rather not use TweetDeck.

Thanks for making my (rainy) day ODOT!

Copyright 2010 Beverly Michaelis

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