If you own a mobile phone and know how to access the internets, subscribing to Twitter is hardly something to scoff about. Twitter is a practical communication tool that combines the best of the web with your cell phone without the need for a mobile data contract. Whether you have a data plan or not, you are sure to benefit greatly from free service if you “follow” the right “tweeters.”
Tweeters here are chosen for their quality and usefulness of their tweets. No fluff here! You can subscribe to my local-news twitter list, or simply read more about why you should follow:
The following are worth turning on mobile notifications for:
@SDFU – San Diego Fire-Rescu – ZERO fluff, critical information for your safety. If you live in San Diego, following this tweeter is a must!
The waters off Mission Beach are closed because of a shark sighting.Advised to stay out of the water until 12:15 p.m. Friday.— SDFD - Official (@SDFD) August 25, 2011
Smoke may be visible in many parts of the county. This is due to a controlled burn west of Pine Valley— CALFIRE INFORMATION(@CALFIRESANDIEGO) January 4, 2012
3.5 earthquake hits high risk area ENE of Coachella, CAearthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/sh…— Earthquake Forecasts (@Quakeprediction) January 6, 2012
Get disaster ready for 2012. countynewscenter.com/news/be-prepar…— ReadySanDiego (@ReadySanDiego) January 6, 2012
The following tweeters are recommended followings, but not necessarily worth turning on mobile notification for (especially if your mobile plan limits your SMS texts):
@SDGE – power outage? Or is it just your home? All is answered with a tweet from your local power company.
NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY: Media & Employee Communications Manager. Interested in applying? Please visit: cot.ag/yKMZ2E. Req #: 11-10492.— SDG&E (@SDGE) January 6, 2012
@SDFoodTrucks – Don’t laugh! You never know when the urge for a foodie excursion hits. When you do, SDFoodTrucks is your friend.
Headed out to PB tonight? Check out Chubbys, Thai 1 On, and Pierogi Truck on Garnet! I can't wait to dig in to... fb.me/199NwQryA— SDFoodTrucks (@SDFoodTrucks) January 7, 2012
@KPBSNews the best local tweets for San Diegans
Algae biofuels inject money into San Diego's economy: kpbs.org/news/2012/jan/…— KPBS News (@KPBSnews) January 6, 2012
@SDWasteNoWater their profile says it all: “The City of San Diego’s Water Conservation Program provides information, resources and programs to help San Diegans use water wisely.”
Get out this weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather. Go for a tour of the Water Conservation... fb.me/17XTepZJC— SD Waste No Water (@SDWasteNoWater) January 6, 2012
@MayorSanders – He’s your Mayor and mine!
In one week, I'll deliver my final State of the City address. We have a big year ahead! Join me Jan. 11, 6 p.m., Balboa Theater. #SDSOC— Jerry Sanders (@MayorSanders) January 4, 2012
@BalboaPark – Tweets about San Diego’s most beautiful park!
@PassportBalboa – More tweets on the latest happenings in Balboa Park
Passport to Balboa Park now includes 14 attractions - go to http://www.balboapark.org and click on the Passport "Learn More" link.— Susan Batt (@PassportBalboa) January 6, 2010
@ZionMarket -My Favorite Grocery Market!
Want to be like Popeyes? Then why not come in right now and get your 3 spinach for only .99 cents! fb.me/10Mo5TZe8— Zion Market (@ZionMarket) January 6, 2012