Tweetalondoncab (known as TLC by its members) is delighted to be supporting
London Twestival on 10 September, and will be bringing some community
innovation to the evening in the shape of London’s first ever Virtual Cab
Formed as a collective of black cab drivers, who all met through Twitter,
TLC is a great example of how Twitter can help a group of sole traders
to provide a service to others with a totally new approach. Twitter has not
only enabled them to provide this service, but also to form a close-knit
group of drivers who use Twitter to exchange all sorts of useful “cabbie
information”, traffic alerts, work hot-spots and where to meet for a cuppa
and a gossip!
TLC will also be operating a “virtual cab rank” at the Twestival, helping to
arrange black cabs on the night. This will take tweeted (or scribbled)
travel plans, and – using a little technology, a lot of Knowledge, the TLC
network and other contacts – arrange for combined taxis where possible,
giving Twestival-goers a cheaper, more social and environmentally friendly
journey. People using the virtual rank can make a small donation to
Childline in return for the service, and the TLC drivers will also donate a
proportion of fares on the night.
Follow @tweetalondoncab! We’re really looking forward to helping Twestival
and meeting as many fellow Tweeters as possible on the night.