If you are wondering about hashtags

There is a dedicated field on the Participate page where you can add a hashtag.

Those hashtags can be seen via Recent Alerts by tapping on the alert…which opens additional details about the alert (the hashtag, the speed of the train/bus when the message was composed and the relevant train/bus station).

If you choose to add a hashtagged word to the contents of alert you composed, our technology will likely convert it to to a I just want to vent. At a minimum, the message will be held for review by our moderators.

However, if you compose a message and incude a hashtag as a way to identify a train (e.g., #6214), Clever Commute technology will treat that the same as if you used the picklist to identify your train.

Finally, the user-generated alerts are sent to Twitter. If it will fit within the 140 character limit, they are tagged with

  1. #clevercommute
  2. the name of the transit provider (e.g. #LIRR, #NJTransit, #MetroNorth)
  3. maybe an ad (see below)