The Banjo app is downloading to my iPhone as I write this. I haven’t used it yet, but I like how it helped Andy Stettler gather information during a breaking story earlier this month for The Reporter in Lansdale, Pa.
I’ve blogged frequently about using Twitter’s Advanced Search function to find people in your community who are tweeting about a news incident. But Banjo finds people who are using social media nearby, even if they aren’t using the keywords that might show up in tweets about the incident. (more…)