In 2012, winter storms will be named by the Weather Channel to make it easier for people to discuss them on social media. That means, instead of simply discussing the serious snowfall or blizzard in your region, you’ll have a true-blue storm name to use, make a hashtag with, or tag in Facebook photos.
Courtesy of the Weather Channel, below are the names they’ll be using:
Some are critical of the fact that the Weather Channel will be naming storms of their own accord, and not with permission from the World Meteorological Association.
What do you think? Is this an excellent use of social media to spread the word about winter storms, or is it unnecessary? Let us know in the comments!
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