Why Are You on Twitter?
I want to quote you on a handout to be passed out at the American Planning Association’s National Conference next month. Your Twitter handle and encouragement for people to follow you will be on the handout, too.
If you’re doing planning work (even if you’re an aspiring urban planner) and you’re on Twitter, what value do you find in Twitter?
- To find interesting people working on interesting projects?
- To make money?
- As a public involvement tool?
- Networking to get a job?
- Cause it’s fun?
April 29th Update: Here’s the Handout
A big thanks to all of the planners who tweeted their reasons for being on Twitter. I apologize that we couldn’t use all of the tweets that we got. A designer from Fiverr picked the best tweets and did the layout of the handout.
So I Can Quote You…
Please leave a comment below with why you’re on Twitter along with your Twitter handle. Or tweet your reason/s to @cubitplanning and include the hashtag #apa2011. If you like someone else’s reason, leave a comment saying you second their reason or simply retweet their reason.
Background Details for the 10 Reasons Urban Planners should be on Twitter handout
I’m getting ready for organizing the Twitter table at the American Planning Association’s National Conference in Boston next month. Last year’s APA Twitter table was an awesome experiment with over 1,000 tweets going out with the conference hashtag.
Video of the 2010 APA Twitter Booth
What I learned from last year’s Twitter table was that the majority of planners that stopped by the Twitter table were either:
- not on Twitter and uncertain about Twitter’s value to their profession, or
- big Twitters and already convinced of the value.
For this year’s APA conference, I’d like to provide resources for these two groups. For the first group, a handout quoting 10 reasons why other urban planners are on Twitter may be powerful enough to raise their curiosity and get this group of folks to ask questions. I’m looking forward to reading why you’re on Twitter.