Suggested tweets

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There's a twitter account called Twitter user@openstreetmap which tracks current news in the OpenStreetMap world. This is maintained by Communication Working Group, but we've been falling behind on the frequency of tweets we'd like to put out. This page allows people to suggest tweets. CWG folks will watch this wiki page, and may respond. If you prefer you can send a message to communication AT with your suggestions. Remember tweets have to be short!

Other places where you can post news items include the Main Page news box, which needs some love

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Suggested news tweets:


Would be good to fire out interesting news items every one or two days. News tweets might have a scheduled date, if they're related to some news we know is going to happen. News will also likely have a "use by date" after which it's a bit out of date, so we'll drop suggestions off this list if we didn't tweet them after a while (for whatever reason) Please don't be offended if we don't tweet your tweet. There are various subtle considerations at play.

Other news sources: Template:News appearing on the Main Page, is another good source of short news headlines

Did you know

We were thinking of putting out "Did you know" tweets. The handy thing about these is that they will be largely unchanged and remain up-to-date over time, so we might save them up and fire them off when we're having a lull in the news. They don't necessarily need to begin with "Did you know" (in fact that's kinda cheesy)

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"Did you know... You can download ALL of OpenStreetMap's data for the entire world, or get smaller more manageable regional extracts "
(Suggested by Harry Wood (talk) 13:20, 15 April 2013 (UTC) )

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"Did you know... There are over 1 million registered users on the OpenStreetMap site"
(Suggested by Harry Wood (talk) 13:20, 15 April 2013 (UTC))

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"Did you know... you can support OpenStreetMap by joining the OpenStreetMap Foundation?"
(Suggested by Harry Wood (talk) 13:20, 15 April 2013 (UTC))