My friend Randy Schmidt IMd me tonight to tell me about a friend of his who is driving a race called One Lap America.
Randy’s friend, Chris Gottschall and his driving partner Jim Wegielewski had hoped to blog the experience, but recognized the obstacles. When Randy told Chris about Twitter, it was clear that this would be the best way for both the drivers to record the event in real time. Both of them plan to twitter the entire way.
Twitter has been used for all kinds of things from application mashups to server status notifications to conference party going. This is one of the first time’s I’ve seen someone recognize twitter as a tool to do something that would be very difficult by any other means. The multiple on-ramps (and I’m not talking about the ones on the interstate) provided by twitter mean that an activity that would be pretty tricky to do mobile…like blogging…that is made even more tricky by long distance mobility…like a cross country race…is now possible. And best of all, easy.
I’ll be interested to see if there is any kind of fan-groups that form around Chris and his driver’s twittering as they cross the country. I know I’ll be watching. Will you?
[tags]twitter,One Lap of America, Chris Gottschall,Jim Wegielewski, Randy Schmidt, Data Onramps[/tags]
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