Tweak the Tweet

Tweak the Tweet is a hashtag-based syntax to help direct Twitter communications for more efficient data extraction for those communicating about disaster events. Use requires modifications of Tweet messages to make information pieces that refer to #location, #status, #needs, #damage and several other elements of emergency communications more machine readable.
We have deployed TtT for multiple events during 2010 and 2011, including the Haiti earthquake, the Chile earthquake, the Oil Spill, the Fourmile Canyon file in Boulder, the Queensland floods, Cyclone Yasi, and a variety of other weather emergency events.


TtT Client : We have developed a client that promotes tweeting in the correct syntax.

Map of Boulder fire geolocated tweets

Current map, geolocated tweets

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Tweak the Tweet by Kate Starbird & Project EPIC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

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