This week, I was trapped with cabin fever all week from this snowstorm in Atlanta. I luckily was allowed to work at home but what about those people that had to go to work like doctors or people that sell food? Google Maps
on the phone provides navigation, as does the internal GPS when combined with navigation software. If you have the GPS on it can also tell you which roads are blocked, a faster route and if in case of a snowstorm, walking navigation as well, which directs to sidewalks. Be careful leaving your navigation on when your only form of transportation is your legs. This will be heavy usage for the phone = dead phone.
I then needed to find somewhere to go that would be open when no one could drive. I looked for a place to eat on Yelp
. I love this site because on the app you can search by distance from GPS, what is currently open, area of town, type of food, price, etc. The reviews are usually helpful and during the storm I found out a place to go that was in walking distance.
Crowd-sourcing --- hey, I am on facebook all day, I knew what everyone in Atlanta was doing, who was with who, and where they found that was open. On my tumblr page, I was sent a few discounts to places if I was able to get there safely. Also, people are constantly tweeting about winning things through being the xxth number to RT. Let me win some Bonnaroo or Coachella tickets please! I re-tweeted enough about winning vacations because I apparently needed one from not working all week.