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The Uncommon Uses of Twitter – How Can Summer Camps Benefit

February 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Twitter

How can summer camp directors take advantage of twitter? This past week I have given 2 workshops and 1 webinar on social media and this is the question I keep getting. Here is a link to a video from the TED Conference where Evan Williams (Twitter’s co-founder) where he talks about twitter’s growth and how people are using it: How Twitter’s spectacular growth is being driven by unexpected uses. After talking with summer camp directors from around the world at the American Camp Association National Conference, I have heard of a number of ways they want to put twitter to use.

  • keep in touch with parents general updates at camp
  • announce staff jobs and staff event
  • use twitter search to keep up with parents in their community talking about camp
  • pushing out blog posts
  • connecting with other camp directors
  • sending out emergency alerts
  • feeding content to their web page with the twitter embed feature

How do you plan to use twitter at camp?

evtedtalksHow Twitter’s spectacular growth is being driven by unexpected uses

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