Waze user Shorty-CM, you're a star!


We had a little feature in the Automobile section of the New York Times blog area today, and more than a nice little write up, it tickled us that the journalist name-checked Shorty-CM, one of waze's top power users (and his 178718 points). Welcome to your 15 minutes of fame, Shorty! If you'd like to read the full piece, click here.

4 comments:

  1. Hey! Great to be on the NY times! But I don't agree with that ! : ) You don't need a really huge crowd. Not even a crowd!
    Because main streets are the ones that can get jammed, you are sure that of your users, some will be there. You need one of them stuck there every hour and you have the alert of the jam. So let's say in any traffic jam that is 'worth' you have 500 cars. If 1 has Waze on, you are as 'present' 'waze-wise' as if all of them had it .... So no huge crowd needed : ) That's why it can pick up so fast and I bet it will!

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  2. Clayton MacleodMay 6, 2010 at 6:07 PM

    I was pretty surprised to see my nickname in there, hehe. Pretty cool. :)

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  3. That Larry guy that left comments on the article sure seems uninterested in accepting or trying new things. He seems totally unset in his Waze (pun intended). I love using Waze, and I'm glad it isn't exactly the same as the name brands. It works far better because it is different. Allowing users to be a part of the developement and upkeep of map data is huge. I see new roads popping up everywhere. Hmmm... this road isn't on Waze... guess I'll add it :^D. I can't make a left turn here, guess I'll report it or fix it myself when I get back home. Unnamed street? I can help with that too. Oh no! Speed trap! Better pull over and report it for the other users behind me. Waze is awesome! 

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  4. we'll have a leaderboad hopefully soon. It's not relevant in all cases, as it can provide too much information or ruin the competition. We'll find the incidents where it's relevant. glad to hear you'll enjoy the hunt.

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