Are You Alert DC Overloaded?

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Back when I signed up for Alert DC, I found it a great way to know of bad events in DC. From major road closures to water and electrical outages, Alert DC was first to alert.

Now it seems its the first to annoy.

Alert DC went from a few important messages a week, each one sent as a concise text message, to the Twitter for all of DC government, with multiple random text alerts per day, many going over the 128 character limit.

So thanks for over communicating DC, but stop doing it with what should be a high-priority only, short text only service. If you wanna do more, use Twitter, like WeLoveDC does.

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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