I've been looking into using Twitter as a notification tool for the club web page, and other club information such as weather net activations, emergency services, meeting announcements etc. It seems to be a useful tool for this application, without a lot of the overhead or privacy issues found on other social media applications.
So what is Twitter?
Twitter is an information network made up of 140-character messages called Tweets. It's a new and easy way to discover the latest news (“what’s happening”) related to subjects you care about.
How is it useful?
Twitter contains information you will find valuable. Messages from users you choose to follow will show up on your homepage for you to read. It’s like being delivered a newspaper whose headlines you’ll always find interesting – you can discover news as it’s happening, learn more about topics that are important to you, and get the inside scoop in real time.
I'm currently looking into a way that we can have multiple members able to post messages to Twitter so that we can keep the information up to the minute. I'll get back to everyone on this soon.
If you need some more information, email me and I'll do my best to point you in the right direction.
Thanks & 73,
Jim Scott, AD5YU
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Club/Group Name: FORT SMITH (AR) AREA ARC
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Mountainburg, AR 72901
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Photos from the 2011 Field Day in Greenwood have been posted on the web gallery.
Thanks to Gloria Fitzgerald, KE5EJR, for the excellent pictures.
The Fort Smith Area Amateur Radio Club will be conducting it's annual ARRL Field Day operations at Bell Park in Greenwood, Arkansas on Saturday June 25th and Sunday June 26th 2011.
Operations will commence at 1:00pm on Saturday and conclude on 1:00pm Sunday.
Setup will be from 1:00pm Friday, June 24th. Dinner will be provided for those that assist with the set up Friday night.