So, this is how Twitter could be useful!
I have to say, I haven’t really got into Twitter yet. My one and only ‘Tweet’ is now over 1 month old which shows my embarrassing failure to get to grips with what Twitter is all about. Yes, I’m one of the 552,828 followers of Stephen Fry (at the time of writing), but up until now I’ve failed so see the usefulness of Twitter in a real-world environment – not just to know when Stephen in going to be “Back in time for tea”.
So, hit London with 48 hours of tube strikes and suddenly it all becomes clear. Follow BBCTravelalert on Twitter and get instant up-to-date feedback on the latest travel situation from London’s commuters – much more useful that the TFL service updates which are rarely accurate.