Davis TweetUp: Working to bring Twitter into mainstream Davis

yolo archiveAmong social media, Twitter has less impact than Facebook, but is much more than just another online flavor of the month. A recent Pew Internet/American Life Project study says 8 percent of Americans use Twitter daily. If that ratio holds true for Davis, then we’ve got more than 5,000 daily tweeters in our town. The guests for today’s show, Danielle DeBow (who works for Nugget Market) and Blake Cooper (employed at UC Davis), have started Davis TweetUp, which “connects Davis professionals in support of local businesses and our community.” On Davisville they explain what that means, the different ways they use Twitter themselves, and how it all ties in to Davis. We talk about popular Twitter accounts in Davis, how to measure impact—and why they believe it’s still important for people to meet and network together in person, not just onscreen.


I teach an occasional class for the Davis Community Network about using twitter. Aimed at people who don't use it, or have just started to use it, but want to know more about it. Here are slides, with notes, from my class:


Keith Bradnam (@kbradnam on twitter)

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