I wanted to post an update here where I actually have more than 140 characters – you can tell I am so not a 140-character woman, can’t you? More like 140 pages.
Anyway, after a lot of feedback I received, I have tentatively scheduled the first Twitter Town Hall Meeting for this Wednesday, October 6, at 9 PM EST. I know that 9 PM can be tricky for West Coasters, but I think, I think…there are fewer chats going on then, it’s in the middle of the week, and this gives you some time to potentially plan for it and spread the word.
The format, as per the name, is going to be open. For this first townhall, we’ll have 2 general points of discussion.
1. Framing the problem – what are we talking about? Are we talking about identifying a specific problem, trying to create a supportive framework throughout Social Media, or both?
2. What do we do next? This could either be a decision to do a second meeting, a decision to create a hash tag so we could get it to trend, or something else.
These are big chunks of information to discuss and digest, so I don’t want to set the expectation that everything will be 100% clear by 11 PM on Wednesday. The point is to start now, but to do it right.
If you wouldn’t mind, please let me know if you can come so I can get a sense of whether I should reschedule this. If you have any ideas re: structure, etc., I’m all ears (er, well, all eyes, I suppose).
And if you wouldn’t mind, please spread the word. This is really important to me. I think, as I said before, that we have a chance to really do something important here, something to make the world better.
Thank you for all of the support so far – I know this is dramatically off-topic as far as my blog usually goes. Then again, if you are going to use a powerful tool for business, you should know everything about it, right?