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From: Janis L Gilmore <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] Tweeting on the APG list
Date: Sun, 09 Aug 2009 16:02:52 -0700
Those make perfect sense - but I though the crux of the APG list discussion
was tweeting info from lectures, regarding the content of lectures.
I can see all of the other more practical applications.
On 8/9/09 2:46 PM, "Amy Coffin" <> wrote:
> I have been utilizing Twitter at library conferences for years. I think the
> APG debate stems from misunderstanding and not picturing all possible uses of
> Twitter. It's more than just taking notes from a lecture.
> At NGS-Raleigh, I found someone's Epi Pen and sent out a notice immediately
> that it had been turned in to the Lost and Found.
> At a library conference, I sent out an invitation (available to thousands of
> attendees) that everyone was invited to my division's social hour. It worked
> and the event was well attended.
> Again at NGS Raleigh, there was a small hotel fire that required everyone to
> evacuate the hotel in the late morning. I sent a notice via Twitter about it
> so anyone reading at the convention center would know no one was being allowed
> in the hotel.
> At the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, several people used Twitter
> during the Son of Blogger summit. We were able to communicate during the
> presentation, asking questions and sharing our ideas. There was even
> discussion about what we hope to see next year. We also shared the
> play-by-play of an open forum with friends & followers who were not able to
> I do send Twitter announcements from genealogy events. It is not a foreign
> concept at conferences in other fields.
> Twitter is just another means of communication. It may work for some, not for
> others. I received a ton of thank yous for my tweets from the NGS conference.
> People did read them. I will do the same in Little Rock.
> Amy Coffin, MLS
> Houston, Texas
> Member: AIIP, APG, NGS
> --- On Sun, 8/9/09, Janis L Gilmore <> wrote:
> From: Janis L Gilmore <>
> Subject: [TGF] Tweeting on the APG list
> To: ""
> Date: Sunday, August 9, 2009, 2:07 PM
> Are any of you following the tweeting thread on the APG list?
> Are you as amazed as I am that anyone could be bothered to Tweet from a
> course that one had paid for and flown to attend? And that there is anyone
> who would want to read limited-word-count missives about what is in them?
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