Social media meets urban infrastructure in Panama

The streets of Panama City are pocked with potholes. This makes drivers' daily life rather bumpy and unpleasant. To help solve the problem a local TV show launched the Tweeting Pothole project, installing motion-sensitive devices in the craters that mar Panama City's streets. When a car runs over one of them, a tweet is sent automatically to the account of the Ministry of Public Works. The local TV show has dedicated a section of the show to the project which includes gathered testimonies of citizens tired of the ruined roads. It seems to have done the trick given the minister of public works appeared on the TV station to address the issue and explain there are talks to approve money to fix the issue.

The Tweeting Pothole Twitter account

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