Thursday, February 16, 2012
People tweeted messages to the mayor in the city's first ever online town hall meeting.
Last night's “Twitter Town Hall” meeting provided residents with quick, personalized responses from the mayor, giving them unique access they likely would not receive at a traditional city meeting. In the city’s first ever online-only town hall meeting, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl responded directly to residents’ questions via tweets (Twitter messages) and was forced to adhere to the space-crunching, 140-characters-or-less confines that limit all messages sent on the micro-blogging website. The range of topics discussed during the online town hall included the city’s relationship with Evanston Township High School students, the city’s ongoing Veolia waste transfer station lawsuit, possible street repairs, the city’s “brothel law” …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The meeting is inaccessible to residents without computers or smart phones, but might provide access to those who cannot attend stationary gatherings.
The City of Evanston will hold its first ever “Twitter Town Hall” meeting Wednesday night, when residents will be able to ask Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tidahl questions through the social networking website. Beginning at 6 p.m., the mayor will use 140-character "tweets" (Twitter messages) to discuss issues surrounding economic development and the Safe Summer 2012 initiative, before fielding questions from fellow Twitter users. But at least one Evanston resident has said that the online-only meeting excludes residents who don’t have access to technology or are unfamiliar with using Twitter. Betty Esther, who lives at 2031 Church St., on the border between Evanston’s 5th and 2nd wards, said that many of her neighbors will not be able to join…
Monday, February 6, 2012
Tisdahl is holding city's first Twitter Town Hall next week.
Got a question for the mayor? Get it down to 140 characters and tweet it to her. Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl will host the city’s first Twitter Town Hall on Feb. 15. She will answer tweeted questions from 6-7 p.m. Residents can start submitting questions via Twitter this Wednesday. “We hope that people find our information interesting and helpful, and that residents see that social media platform as another way to talk to the city and get information,” said Adelita Hernandez, the city’s citizen engagement coordinator. The city first experimented with a Twitter event in November with an Evanston Police Department Tweet Along. The department sent out information about its activities for an eight-hour period. Hernandez said the event was a huge …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The Congresswoman will invite questions and ideas at 9 a.m. and will respond at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Is the Twitterverse outside the beltway? That's a question for philosophers to ponder, but U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky is planning to host her first Twitter town hall tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 13) from her Twitter account @janschakowsky. She's inviting constituents in Illinois' 9th District to submit questions, ideas and comments via Twitter on Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon Central time. Schakowsky will answer questions on Thursday at 6 p.m. “I am always looking to use new ways to stay engaged with constituents while I represent the 9th district in Washington,” said Schakowsky. “I believe it is important to use any tool available to not only listen to people’s concerns but to also let them know what I’m doing as a member of Congress. I …