From Saturday 7th August to Wednesday 25th August, the Transition Towns Twitter identity will be hosted by Richard Barnett (Transition New Forest and New Forest Food Challenge project) and Chris Wells (‘twibbons designer’ and Transition Kensal to Kilburn).
Until now, it has been driven by Ed the web co-ordinator on his own with a range of inputs. That’s fine, but our goal is to share as much of the ‘web stuff’ as possible between a widening group of transitioners so we all get to have a go, share our voices, and generally share the load.
It’s not really ‘normal’ practice as a ‘normal’ organisation would be afraid of losing control of the message and communications ‘tidyness’, but we’re not a normal organisation, so let’s go.
Richard and Chris will be doing what they can to inspire, encourage, connect and support transition tweeters during this time and they have our full support.
They cannot answer enquiries about what ‘Transition Network’ thinks about things, so they will respond to organisational enquiries by pointing people to the contact form on the website which is handled by staff.
If you are interested in the details of our arrangement and agreements, you can read them here:
- To share the identity simultaneously (if possible) using our local tweetdeck software
- Starting date: Saturday 7 August
- End date: Wednesday 25 August
- Post project meeting: Skype: Wednesday 1 September, 19:00
- To communicate with eachother using twitter as a backchannel or email or phone
- If a conflict arises, to try to resolve it between yourselves; if that doesn’t work, to agree to discuss it with Ed in the post-project meeting
- To keep the editorial policy in mind when using transitiontowns identity
- Sources of material suggested:
- If people get in touch with the twitter id during Ed’s absence with enquiries about TN, point them to the explanatory blog post and ask if they can wait for Ed’s return (or send to Ben, but only if it’s urgent as it’s not his job and he’s very busy!)
A big thank you to both of the lads for giving this a go!