The buzz in our corner of Manhattan is all about the Inwood Seal.
But what about when we’re not there? How will we know if he’s returned?
Now, there’s a bot for that.
On our visit to the dock, it was clear that people are keeping watch for him. And I’m betting that once someone sees him, they’ll tweet about it.
So I set up a new Twitter account called @InwoodSeal and coded up a bot to monitor Twitter for signs the cute critter has returned.
Alerts on Your Phone
If you’re in or near Northern Manhattan, have a Twitter account and want text alerts when @InwoodSeal tweets, it’s easy to set up:
Be sure you have your mobile phone attached to your account by clicking on your icon, selecting
settings and then
Also be sure to check the box next to “Tweets from people you’ve enabled for mobile notifications”
- Go to the @InwoodSeal page
- Follow the account
- Click on the “gear” icon
- Pick Turn On Mobile Notifications
Here’s hoping the little guy comes back again!