Two great contenders, one hour and one hotly debated topic - after the first twenty minutes of the contestants slugging it out, it’s your turn to join the debate – start your tweets with either B (for blue corner) or R (for red corner), state your oppinion and don’t forget the #bigtweetoff hashtag
We are living in a Twitter bubble…
…well, I think so, but my good friend Adam Vincenzini thinks otherwise, which is why we’re putting on our gloves, and coming out fighting.
Here are the details:
Let’s get ready to rumble! It’s a #CommsChat co-organiser special!
Over in the blue (comms) corner is Adam Vincenzini, who lives his life through Twitter. In true fighting spirit, Adam has even pledged to change his blog, The Comms Corner, blue for this week only.
In the red corner is Emily Cagle, comms consultant, blogger, and gadget-obsessed Apple fan. Emily loves Twitter, but she’s not afraid to put it in its place.
Two great contenders, one hour and one hotly debated topic.
Want to be part of the The Big Tweet Off? Here’s the run down of how it works:
- On Thursday, 11 November 7.30pm GMT head to Twitter and follow#bigtweetoff
- For the first 20 minutes the session will be lead by Adam and Emily who will put their argument forward in 140 punches
- Following this, it’s your turn to join the debate – start your tweets with either B (for blue corner) or R (for red corner), state your oppinion and don’t forget the #bigtweetoff hashtag
- Of course, Adam and Emily will continue to spar throughout the debate
- The session will be guided and moderated by @thebigtweetoff which will slap any deviants in to shape – remember, this is a fair fight
- We will run a Twitt Poll throughout the session for you to vote on the winning argument
- The bell will ring at 7.30 sharp so dust off your boxing gloves and get training!
Here’s what our contenders said:
Adam: With the exception of a few bots, Twitter is a people driven destination. How on earth can real people be living within a fake bubble? They’re human and have feelings whether they’re on Twitter or sitting in the pub sharing a beer. I even met the love of my life through Twitter.
Emily: Want to meet like minded people? Twitter is the place to do it. Why? Because we’re kinda geeky, pretty friendly, we like our tech and we aren’t afraid to share, chat & debate online. Twitter’s great, but it’s not representative of the population as a whole. A Twit Poll tells us what tweeps think, not what people think (oh I met the love of my life on Twitter, too).
To understand the background of The Big Tweet Off, visit our launch posthere. Feel free to shout any questions to @thebigtweetoff, @thepaulsutton or@beth_carroll.
Got an opinion you want to fight out in public? Let us know and you could be next in the ring.
Now I don’t want to sound overly confident, but I think we all know who’s going to win. Come join in the fun and be sure you’re in the Read more at www.emilycagle.co.uk
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