Live-Tweeting “Promoting Renewable Electricity In Ontario, Canada”

Today I got the chance to sit in on a presentation on the recent history of renewable electricity in Ontario, Canada. The speaker, Professor Ian Rowlands of the University of Waterloo, gave his presentation with emphasis on the policies and politics involved in Ontario’s renewable energy implementation. I found out about the event from the PlanetBlue site under “Events.” The exact event page can be viewed here.  

I think the tweeting process went pretty smoothly; however, I found that getting exact quotes and fitting their context into tweet-length phrases proved difficult at times. Also, some typos and other grammatical issues were ignored in an effort to keep up with the presentation. I actually had to re-create my twitter profile for this event since I haven’t used twitter in over two years. Because of this, I was a little out of practice. This also explains why hardly received any favorites or retweets (I currently only have 2 followers).

Here are my tweets from start to finish. All quotes are from Ian Rowlands.

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my most favorited/retweeted tweet was this one:

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Someone most likely discovered this tweet from the #climatechange hashtag and agreed with what Rowlands had to say.

If I were to go through this live-tweet process again, I would definitely want to include photos and more hashtags. I did a decent amount of research prior to attending the presentation, (including reading through Rowlands’ profile on the University of Waterloo site) but in the future I’ll have to take some photos and utilize more of twitter’s capabilities.


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