Twitter is great resource for allowing you to report what's happening now. Thanks to its recently launched Geotagging API, you can also report what's happening here. In this video, you'll get an introduction to the API -- specifically, how Twitter handles their geocontent and what tool suggestions they have for enhancing the experience.
For a while now, Twitter engineers have watched as users tried to geo-tag their tweets through a variety of methods, all of which involved a link to a map service embedded in their tweet. Now that the functionality is an inherent (but optional) part of a tweet, the Twitter platform is not just about time, but also about place. It's a boon to users as well as people who want to develop cool applications with Twitter's Geotagging API.
Presented by Raffi Krikorian, founding partner at Synthesis Studios, this video covers best practices as well as the trickier aspects of working with Twitter Geotagging.
Handling Real-time Geostreams workshop with Raffi Krikorian of Twitter1 hour 5 minutes
Raffi Krikorian is an unapologetic TIVo lover and a digital plumber. If you look hard enough, you can usually find him putting together a hack for some random stray idea that got him sidetracked from his last project. He is currently a graduate student at the MIT Media Lab where he is both studying systems of "organic scale" and constructing very small IP-nodes that self organise into larger systems. He does freely admits, however, that his serious television addiction is probably getting between him and his goal to finally graduate MIT for the second time. When he's not studying or watching TV, you can find him wandering about or trying something new. And finally, in whatever time is left, he tends to his wasted bits on his weblog.