Zapatag! Don’t Get Mad, Get Even!

I am probably THE wrong person to be posting about this fun little site.  I have a bad feeling it won’t be very fun for me in not too long a time.  I have a heavy foot and always want to get where I’m going in a hurry.  Hey, I admit it.

So go on — zap a tag!  Squeal on that terrible driver, get back at that rude parking person or tell the World about that jerk who almost ran you over in the crosswalk.   Just don’t tag me, okay?  🙂  We all have to be more careful now because of this.  We have to be more courteous or our rudeness will be posted on the Internet.  Ha!

As if taking our phones away from us wasn’t enough.  Tsk!  Speaking of which, you can Zapatag via Twitter too.  You might have to pull on the side of the road to do it after July 1st (that’s when the new cell phone law goes into effect), but there’s a way!

Twitter Logo

There’s a secret code.  I’m just kidding, it’s an easy formula.  Here’s the quote:

Just post a tweet beginning with “@zapatag” followed by a space, the two-letter state abbreviation, a colon, and the license plate number. Anything that follows the next space is the text of your zap. It sounds a bit more complicated than it is, but the format includes spaces and colons so Zapatag can parse the different parts of your Twitter post. For example, this tweet:

@zapatag HI:ABC123 Illegal left turn on Keeaumoku Street.

Will zap the Hawaii license plate ABC123 with “Illegal left turn on Keeaumoku Street.”

Using the Zapatag! site and using Twitter are both easy.  It’s actually a good system if you think about it.  Both the driver and the person reporting them will be identified, at least a little.

Identifying the zapper as well as the driver will help keep us all honest.  We can tell on people that tick us off but we need to be honest about it.  Your Net reputation depends on it!

I know I suffer from road rage and I think this may be a better way of dealing with that rage, rather than giving myself a coronary.

This is Ryan Ozawa‘s brain child.  Thanks Ryan, you may save one of our lives someday.  Save the rage, go home and Zapatag instead!

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  • 1 Blog Us, Wear Us! « Zapatag Blog // Apr 29, 2009 at 10:52 pm

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  • 2 Rod // Apr 30, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Hi Evelyn,

    Just wanted to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY today!! Keep up that blogging!

  • 3 Evelyn // Apr 30, 2009 at 4:05 am

    Thank you, Rod! Don’t forget to jot down those license numbers and “Zap” them for their terrible driving. Just not mine! 🙂

  • 4 Keahi Pelayo // Apr 30, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Sounds like a really interesting site. Maybe we could get the police to track it.

  • 5 Evelyn // Apr 30, 2009 at 10:28 am

    You know, Keahi, the thought did cross my mind that someone might get that idea and start logging how many times our “tags” get mentioned on the site! Egads! 🙂

  • 6 Natalie // May 1, 2009 at 6:13 am

    Thanks for sharing, love this concept, especially the twitter part!

  • 7 Evelyn // May 1, 2009 at 6:48 am

    Hi Natalie! Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment! The best part is, you don’t have to be here to add to the list. Everybody, in any State, can share in the benefit of safely burning their frustrations online instead of on the roadways!

    So, now it’s your task to get Seattle on board with this! 🙂 They’re taking away our hands-on cell phone use but they didn’t say anything about pencils and steno tablets. 🙂

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  • 9 Veronica // May 19, 2009 at 6:20 am

    I really like this concept, but is this a loop hole: so here in Texas if your license plate is bent, you can get another for about $8. Will this site be useful or affected if there is a bad driver who constantly replaces their license plate??

  • 10 Evelyn // May 19, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Hi Veronica! It shouldn’t be a problem. When they replace the plates it will either be the same number and even if they do give a new number, that number is still registered to the owner. I think most of us drive around with dented license plates for a while anyway. 🙂

    Thanks for dropping by and for sharing your thoughts!

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