Tag Archives: twitter

#PlannersTweet: Learning how planning and planners use(s) Twitter

Inspired by my friend Raul Pacheco-Vega’s recent use of Twitter to encourage scholars to talk about their research, I’d like to get planning researchers and practitioners talking a little bit about what they get from using Twitter. There’s always been a lot of misperceptions — that Twitter is only for reading headlines, sharing what you […]

A little more about #myresearch

#myresearch looks at how planning orgs have used & understand Twitter for public engagement on sustainability issues. Here’s a little more on what that research is looking at, why I chose Twitter, and what I hope to get out of this research.

My Northern Voice 2010 Itinerary

Northern Voice is just about upon us! As usual, the schedule is absolutely packed with unbelievable sessions…too many to choose from, even! I’m also interested to see how the dynamic changes as a result of there being no MooseCamp day and the fact that the Atrium will be programmed with the Social Media Buffet. It’s […]

The Future of Microblogging and/on Transit

Twitter’s model and community are amazing resources to take advantage of, but they’re more important to me as a proof of concept of the value of mobile and ubiquitous web applications. As I implied in my follow-up to John Bollwitt’s tweet, I think we need to ask some serious questions about whether we want our transit system’s information distribution and notification service reliant on a Silicon Valley-based startup with no readily discernible business plan.

What does 24 Hours of blogging look like? Rules for My Blogathon

When I ask myself what 24 straight hours of blogging looks like, admittedly, my immediate vision is somewhat grim: I see myself hunched over the laptop keyboard, twitchy from being overcaffienated, bags under my eyes. The words are starting to blur and the impetus to publish takes precedent over quality, coherence, and relevance. As the […]

Twittering for Good – the talk of Vancouver’s First 2009 NetTuesday

I really enjoyed last night’s Net Tuesday event, the first for 2009. Net Tuesday focuses on the use of social media by non-profit organizations and in support of social enterprises. There was a moment when I looked around the room at the beginning and I realized I recognized very few people in the room – […]