Posted by: rjcudlip | September 2, 2009

Tweetalondoncab & London Twestival 2009

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.


  1. london cabbie how do i get in on the act

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