Let’s say the Metro parking lot you arrive at Monday morning is full. Tweet it, including your location and #WTOP in your under-140 character Twitter message.
After you launch the Twitter app on your phone, your tweet might look like this:
That way, anyone using Twitter who searches #WTOP will find your helpful heads-up, and choose another parking lot.
The WTOP newsroom also will be monitoring #WTOP, so your tweet can be integrated into WTOP’s on-air and online coverage.
Here’s another scenario: let’s say when you get downtown you come across a vendor dressed as Abraham Lincoln.
Since a picture is worth a thousand words, snap one, and include it in your tweet. Once you download your mobile Twitter app, you’ll see how to easily attach a photo. And don’t forget to use #WTOP in your tweet.
Here’s how to be a part of our coverage on Facebook:
Launch the Facebook app on your phone, and search for the WTOP Radio page.
Under each story is a Comment option, click on that, and type in your observation or thoughts.
You can send your information and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. The downside of that is only we in the newsroom can see what you send, unlike with Twitter and Facebook, in which you’re helping others real-time.