Bluebells on Twitter

I know it’s spring when carpets of bluebells appear in my localpark.  This year, the National Trust (purveyor of days out at country houses and much else) is using Twitter to track the progress of bluebells across Britain.  It’s a true web 2 project, with bluebell sightings as user-generated content, Twitter as a data gathering tool, and a mashup with a Google map to display the results.

Incidentally I notice that the National Trust’s own Twitter feed partly uses a social media tool called Sprout Social – whether this is supposed to make us think of Brussels Sprouts is not clear…

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