The News-Review has set up posts on both its Facebook “friend” page and “fan” page to help keep Riverhead updated on gas station information.
The friend page post had 26 updates from readers about open and closed gas stations and line lengths within a half hour of posting, so this seems to be a good way to keep each other informed.
We set up the fan page post about 9:45 a.m.
(Unfortunately, we’ve reached our friends limit but like our fan page and you can follow along and interact just as effectively.)
You can also send tips or photos to editor Michael White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, developers at GasBuddy.com developers announced an online tool Sunday to track gas on Long Island.
“The tool is immediately available for those in the affected regions by visiting gasbuddy.com/sandy from a web broswer via desktop or mobile phone connection,” company issues said in a press statement. “Due to the approval process for smartphone apps, this tool will be web-based only at this time, but GasBuddy is looking into ways to permanently have such a feature in its smartphone apps as well.”