Crowdsourcing the Cleanup

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‘Snow Dude Shovels It’
courtesy of ‘Anthroscribe’

When this storm is finished and it’s time to dig out, you find that your car is stuck in a plow-created three foot snow dam. You’ve got no shovel, and don’t have the slightest idea where to start. What if you could use technology to ask for help? Or, even better, to offer your own help?

Ryan Ozimek and a friend pulled together to create, a site to help connect people with snow problems to people who have snow solutions. This is a good way to get the word out about what you can do to help your fellow neighbors.

Wired has the write up about why they did it, and how they did it in a hurry. After reading that, go and volunteer some solutions.

Born in Lebanon, Samer moved to DC to go to college. A lot of good that did him. Twenty-two years later, he still lives in the area. When he’s not writing for a blog or tweeting incessantly, he wanders the streets (and the globe) photographing whatever gets in his way.

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