Twitter Use by Planners at the APA 2010 Conference

Anthony and I had a great time at the National American Planning Association conference talking to planners about why more and more planning projects are using Twitter as a public involvement tool. Twitter use at the APA conference was phenomenal with over 1,000 tweets using the conference hashtag #apa2010! A big thank you to the APA for setting Cubit up with an amazing booth and for being supportive of Twitter use during the conference!

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Video of the 2010 APA Twitter Booth


Twitter Cheatsheet

Anthony designed this Twitter Cheatsheet for newbie tweeps (translation: people new to Twitter) based on questions at the American Planning Association's 2010 conference in New Orleans.

Tweets from the Conference: 999 Tweets with the hashtag #apa2010

I used a tool called Archivest to export all of the APA2010 tweets and uploaded them here: List of Planning Tweets from the APA’s 2010 Conference. If anyone is interested in how I was able to convert these tweets from text to useful data, leave me a comment below, and I'll write a quick blog post about how to export tweets using Archivest and Excel.

Planners Tweeting at the APA 2010 Conference

Tweets per Day from Planners using #apa2010 hashtag

The Most Re-tweeted Tweet of the Conference & Winner of the “I’m big on Twitter” T-shirt



Congrats to @choltkamp. His #apa2010 tweet (below) was retweeted at least 6 times!

RT: @choltkamp Rent increase in suburban office park 2000 – 2007? 0% In mixed use walkable areas? 35 – 50% #apa2010

So what did I forget? There was a lot of tweeting going on at the conference. Leave me a comment if I left something out!

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6 Responses to Twitter Use by Planners at the APA 2010 Conference

  1. Rob Goodspeed April 16, 2010 at 9:46 am #

    I’d be interested in learning the trick to extracting those Tweets. Thanks!

  2. Tam Frager April 19, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

    I’m definitely interested in learning how to use Archivest and Excel to turn a chorus of tweets into useful data. Thanks!


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