Flyer Wire now collecting real-time ice storm information

If this year’s ice storm is anything like the one we experienced last year, it could be difficult to find information for a few days. Hopefully, a new feature we’ve just launched can provide a little help.

The Flyer Wire is a community-powered microsite that’s designed to track real-time information on Twitter and photos on Flickr related to a specific topic.

The current topic, of course, is the ice storm that will most likely hit our area sometime in the next day or two and the Flyer Wire will be pulling in tweets that are marked with the “#nwaicestorm10” hashtag and Flickr photos that are tagged with “#nwaicestorm10.”

The site is now showing the most recent tweets and photos related to the ice storm. There are also links provided on the site to see all of those types of content.

Example of a tweet labeled with the #nwaicestorm10 hashtag from the Flyer Wire.

Like we said, it’s community-powered so feel free to add the hashtag to your tweets and the photo tag to your Flickr photos if you’d like your content to be displayed.

Just so you know, you don’t have to be a Twitter user or have a Flickr account to see any of this content. If you’d like to contribute, however, you’ll need to sign up for a free account at either site.

We’ll be adding helpful links to the sidebar as we find them. If you have any suggestions, let us know.

Check out the Flyer Wire at