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September 17th, 2012
Written by Bonnie Azab Powell on September 17, 2012in Community, Events, Featured, Opinion - 0 Comments
“Twitter chats” are free-form discussions held at a certain time, in which people weigh in on a given topic using an agreed-upon label called a #hashtag. That way the discussion can be easily followed (and joined) by anyone. They can be a fun way to tap into the “hive mind” for insight and brainstorm new directions, or see whether ideas work, focus-group style.
This Thursday, at 12 p.m. Pacific time, we’ll be hosting a Twitter chat about what “food services for a sustainable future” should look like for Bon Appétit Management Company. It’s a discussion we’ve been having internally for some time as part of our 25th anniversary, and we’re ready to open it up to the general public.
Here’s how it’ll work. I’ll be moderating the discussion as @bamco — I’m Bonnie Azab Powell, director of communications at Bon Appétit and cofounder of the food-politics blog Ethicurean, for which I also still Tweet as @ethicurean. You don’t need to follow either account to participate — just the hashtag #BAsustain.
Shortly before 12pm Pacific/3pm Eastern, go to the website TweetChat, which provides a free, virtual room in which to have our discussion. Log into your Twitter account via TweetChat, and type in the #hashtag #BAsustain to get into that room, or just click this link. (Tweet Chat is a safe tool that conveniently groups the tweets for you and automatically adds the hashtag when you reply, but you can participate using whatever Twitter interface you prefer.) We’ll follow this agenda (more or less): Continue…