In the run-up to the festival and in coordination with our first workshop in Morocco, we are planning a Tweetstorm that will take place on Saturday 16th of September at 11AM CET.
What is a Tweetstorm?
A ‘tweetstorm’ is a series of related tweets posted by a Twitter user in quick succession. Think of it as a long thread focused on a single topic - in our case OpenVillage festival. It’s a good way of disseminating information that goes beyond the 140 character limit as well as motivating people to participate and share the topic to their own followers.
As we are following a precise schedule we need to coordinate on what will be tweeted out and by whom. Not all tweets will come from the Edgeryders account, so we will be asking our curators to contribute their own tweets which we will repost on our account - this way we convey a broader scope and reach more people.
I have structured the event into five main sections (thanks to Noemi for her previous example):
- INTRODUCTION - EDGERYDERS & OPENVILLAGE (@nadia, @noemi, @alberto)
- THEME - Open Science (@winnieponcelet )
- THEME - Architecture of Love (@gehan)
- THEME - Revolutionary Care (@woodbinehealth, @nicole)
- EPILOGUE - The future of OpenVillage & The Reef MENA (@nadia, @matthias)
For the curators involved (@winnieponcelet , @gehan, @woodbinehealth, @nicole, @noemi) we also need to include a brief bio of yourselves, which I will put into a graphic so they can be longer than 140 characters, but not too long. We’ll use these to introduce each theme.
The tweetstorm will last about 20-30 minutes and will be followed by an open Q&A for 30 minutes. That allows for roughly five minutes per section, so please keep your tweets clear and succinct.
The event will take place on September 16th, a week from now, so we need to move forward fairly quickly.
Please fill in the shared spreadsheet with your tweets. The deadline for drafts is September 14th so we have enough time to finalise everything, including promotional graphics and translations, beforehand.
To reach the maximum number of people in every demographic we will be tweeting in multiple languages - English, French, Arabic are the main ones, but we are open to others (our last event also included Dutch & Georgian).
I can assist with the French, if @Hazem you can translate into Arabic. Anyone else who can help with this, please ping me.
Any questions, requests, alterations to the format, please comment below.