Tweet your postal code
Round One May 1 Highlights
- Search #LocalDay
- #LocalDay How-to Screencast
- New York City
- San Francisco
ROUND TWO - On Monday, June 1st, everywhere around the world join others and Twitter (AKA microblog) your Postal/Zip Code! Let's call it #LocalDay
Take the #LocalDay Pledge Now to Spread the Word, by tweeting:
- On June 1 join me on #LocalDay and find your neighbors using your Postal/Zip Code - http://e-democracy.org/tweetlocal
- Or select your own language/country version from our LocalDay around the world list. (Please add your language/country/proper postal code scope.)
Then follow "localday" via Twitter for updates from the effort.
"Microblogging" alternatives - Twitter isn't the only place to share such short messages, try following "localday" on identi.ca and other services ... (if you know about them, add a few here)
Hey, want to connect with your local neighbors online? Perhaps ...
- Say hello to those in your community
- Exchange a few notes on local issues
- Organize a flash BBQ (outdoor party)
- Meet other parents and kids for playtime at a local park, etc.
- Just don't meet anyone in a dark place or do anything stupid - NEVER give out your exact address to someone you do not know and be careful with your full name.
- Simply, put #YOURPOSTALCODE (no spaces) in a microblog notice on Monday, June 1 to say hello
- UK Suggestion - #XXXX - microblog your "post town" or the stuff before the space to have a critical mass connection
- Delete spaces, dashes, etc. if your country's postal code has them. If you don't have a postal code, just use the name of your local area with your country the beginning (e.g. #CountryPlace).
- For example, #55406 is where I live.
- Then by searching #55406 at http://search.twitter.com I can watch others say hello. Search for #YOURPOSTALCODE instead.
- This is similar to the #Flood09 "hashtag" without the national emergency.
- Also add #LOCALDAY to at least your first post to build momentum
Add your group/site to the list of LocalDay sponsors.
Finally, while microblogging notices are fun, if you'd like to build local public life online, check out E-Democracy.Org's Community/Neighborhood Issues Forum efforts, our free webinar on local citizen media or our links on social media in local public life.