Twitter the Poznan Climate Change Conference – #poznan

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Some of you already know that I have a serious addiction to the micro-blogging platform Twitter. And I am hoping that our friends and allies attending the Climate Change Conference in Poland this week and next can keep all of us not lucky enough to go informed on the happenings through a #poznan Twitter feed.

For those of you not familiar with Twitter, but would like to maybe give it a try at the Poznan Climate Change Conference.

Here’s some simple instructions:

1. Sign up for an account by going here.

2. Once you’re signed up, you can do all sorts of things like add friends (you can add me by going here and hitting “follow”), customize your page, but most importantly you can start twittering, meaning you can easily update people in very short messages about what you’re doing. Hence the label “micro-blogging.”

3. And for the Poznan conference, everytime you update all of us on the latest happenings be sure to add this: “#poznan” to your message. If you do that and everyone elses does that we end up with a nice big interconnected Poznan instant update system on Twitter that you can find by going here.

And it looks like this:

So let’s get that #poznan Twitter feed up and going!

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Kevin is a contributor and strategic adviser to DeSmogBlog.

He runs the digital marketing agency Spake Media House. Named a “Green Hero” by Rolling Stone Magazine and one of the “Top 50 Tweeters” on climate change and environment issues, Kevin has appeared in major news media outlets around the world for his work on digital campaigning.

Kevin has been involved in the public policy arena in both the United States and Canada for more than a decade. For five years he was the managing editor of DeSmogBlog.com. In this role, Kevin’s research into the “climate denial industry” and the right-wing think tank networks was featured in news media articles around the world. He is most well known for his ground-breaking research into David and Charles Koch’s massive financial investments in the Republican and tea party networks.

Kevin is the first person to be designated a “Certified Expert” on the political and community organizing platform NationBuilder.

Prior to DeSmogBlog, Kevin worked in various political and government roles. He was Senior Advisor to the Minister of State for Multiculturalism and a Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Asia Pacific, Foreign Affairs for the Government of Canada. Kevin also worked in various roles in the British Columbia provincial government in the Office of the Premier and the Ministry of Health.

In 2008 Kevin co-founded a groundbreaking new online election tool called Vote for Environment which was later nominated for a World Summit Award in recognition of the world’s best e-Content and innovative ICT applications.

Kevin moved to Washington, DC in 2010 where he worked for two years as the Director of Online Strategy for Greenpeace USA and has since returned to his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.

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