11 February 2009

A 'Twisitor Centre', huh?

Interesting idea.

The tourist office in Portland, Oregon has created what somebody is calling a "twisitor centre" (or "center").

Basically, they've set up a twitter account, http://twitter.com/travelportland, and they're monitoring for tweets tagged #inpdx

The idea is, you can ask something touristy in a tweet - eg. "what date is the Rose Festival?" - and somebody will  get back to you.

The upside for them is that it is a public channel. The downside is...that it is a public channel! When I looked at it this morning they were trying to fend off the attentions of what seemed to be a local who was determined to ask awkward political questions! 

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