Potential Use of Social Media in the NEPA Process

NCHRP 25-25/80

Interactive Tools Matrix

Collage of Social Networking Products

Social Networking


Foursquare is a location-based social networking website for mobile devices. Users "check in" at venues using a mobile website, text messaging or a device-specific application by selecting from a list of venues the application locates nearby. Location is based on GPS hardware in the mobile device or network location provided by the application. Each check-in awards the user points and sometimes "badges." www.foursquare.com

Features: SCP; GL; MM; MC; EF
Benefits: Rewards and status, location based system
Enhances or enhanced by: YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, Google+, Twitter
Potential NEPA Application: Ability to gather geo-spatial information about project stakeholders and reward people for participation.
Notes: Use FourSquare to gather data about travel patterns and traffic at specific locations. You could also create a game with check-in points to help people learn about a project or specific site.