We’re on Twitter
There’s always another buzz website or application that everyone is using to share information and at the moment it is Twitter.
Update: We’ve just been given the “icann” Twitter name, so will start using that as the main ICANN Twitter feed
Twitter is a simple but surprisingly effective and addictive way of communicating. You are restricted to 140 characters per message but thanks to Web technology those notes can be easily written and uploaded and then shared and download, making it very effective at spreading small snippets of information quickly.
So ICANN is on Twitter and has been using it since just before the Mexico City meeting in March. You can find an English Twitter feed at icann, icann_en and a Spanish one at icann_es. We have been using the tag #icann, as have many of you in the community, to flag any posts (“tweets”) relevant to ICANN. You can see all those posts through a Twitter search for “#icann”.
As of right now, there are 177 “followers” of our feed and we are using it to provide quick updates on work ICANN is doing – highlighting an official announcement, or warning of a closing public comment period, or pointing out something of particular relevance – like a recent video by EU Commissioner Viviane Reding all about ICANN.
We’ll also be running the #icann Twitter feed on the icann.mobi website for Sydney so you can share information about the meeting while it is going on.
So if you have heard about Twitter and wondered what on earth people are talking about, come join the ICANN Twitter feed and try it out. If you any questions, just add a comment below.