Monday, January 14, 2013

ADOT Twitter reaches milestone: #20,000 Tweets

ADOT recently Tweeted for the 20,000th time!
Don’t know how closely you’ve been tracking ADOT’s Twitter feed lately, but something big just happened over there.

At about 7 a.m. today, ADOT’s 20,000th Tweet went out to the masses!

In light of this milestone, we thought it’d be fun to revisit some of our favorite Tweets from recent months. Before we get to that, though, let’s take a very quick look at how ADOT has been able to use Twitter as a powerful communication tool...

Since launching in 2008, ADOT’s Twitter account has been used to inform and update its followers (right now there’s 18,210 of them, but that number just keeps rising!). Whenever there’s an incident that’s going to have an impact on the highway – crashes, vehicle fires, weather events, etc. – you can bet ADOT will be Tweeting about it. ADOT also has been able to use Twitter to promote key safety messages (remember the ‘Pull Aside, Stay Alive campaign? #HaboobHaiku) and answer questions directly from drivers.

Now, as promised, here are just a few of our favorite Tweets from recent months – a mix of informative and humorous! After you're done reading them here, head over to Twitter and see what our next 20,000 Tweets will be about!

  • Way too much red tonight on this traffic heat map. Gotta have more green and the only prescription is...cowbell? (Nov. 30)
  • Cow caravan: On US 60, about 5 miles west of SR 72, we have a report of cows walking along the roadway. (Dec. 24)
  • Emergency kits for a holiday drive should include things you'll need if there is an unexpected delay: Water, snacks, blankets, flashlights. (Nov. 21)
  • Can't wait to return that horrible sweater from Grandma? Before going to the mall, check road conditions first! (Dec. 27)
  • That's not NAU graduation confetti in Flagstaff - that's snow! (Dec. 14)
  • Mother Nature took out the white paint brush this morning in the Painted Desert. This pic is on I-40. #azwx (Jan. 7)
  • Looks like there's an upside to the Mayan #Apocalypse: Very light rush hour traffic this morning! Who knew? (Dec. 21)
  • It's a zoo on the roads today in Apache County! Watch for llamas on Route 264 at milepost 457, and horses on Route 191 at milepost 409. (Jan. 5)
  • Making a holiday road trip in Arizona? If so, check out our handy map of Arizona rest stops. (Nov. 28)
  • What is going on today? In the last hour, drivers have lost a fridge, Christmas tree and hay bale on AZ highways. Secure your loads, folks! (Dec. 8)
Posted by Angela DeWelles   |  Labels:  ADOT, Communication, Social-Media


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