One thing Nashville has is a lot of active users of Twitter all over the region.
So about an hour ago, I suggested in a tweet that anyone who knows of a gasoline station with a supply, post it on Twitter (called a tweet) and to include the closest thing Twitter has to a “tag,” – a # , hashtag – #nashvillegas.
Here’s the result: A real-time, updated list of gasoline stations with gas:
(Update: Due to Twitter’s changes in API usages, this link no longer works.)
Sidenote: This Nashville phenomenon is a great study in the power of rumors to drive market-behavior. While gasoline is available all around us, the word-of-mouth engine is suggesting it will be days before our supplies are re-stocked, which leads, of course, to more panic buying.