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Ten Things We Learned Building TweetCongress

Ten Things We Learned Building TweetCongress

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Wynn Netherland

September 17, 2011
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  1. AMERICA, YOUR CONGRESS IS MASHED UP! OpenBeta4 ˒ March 24,

    2010 WYNNNETHERLAND Ten things we learned building TweetCongress.org Thursday, March 25, 2010
  2. My rep @michaelcburgess is on Twitter. Is yours? Thursday, March

    25, 2010
  3. Thursday, March 25, 2010

  4. The idea: A Twitter directory for the US Congress and

    aggregator ^ Thursday, March 25, 2010
  5. the pitch the reaction: [ ] silence Tales from Thursday,

    March 25, 2010
  6. “... OK so no one else thinks this is a

    good idea” Thursday, March 25, 2010
  7. Stick with a good idea Lesson #1 Thursday, March 25,

    2010
  8. myreptweets.com doesyourreptweet.com tweetcongress.com.org Thursday, March 25, 2010

  9. Thursday, March 25, 2010

  10. A good name makes a difference Lesson #2 Thursday, March

    25, 2010
  11. Have a why Lesson #3 Thursday, March 25, 2010

  12. “We the Tweeple of the United States, in order to

    form a more perfect government, establish communication, and promote transparency do hereby tweet the Congress of the United States of America.” Thursday, March 25, 2010
  13. Thursday, March 25, 2010

  14. “Burn!” -- Michael Kelso Thursday, March 25, 2010

  15. Thursday, March 25, 2010

  16. Small ideas can have a big impact Lesson #4 Thursday,

    March 25, 2010
  17. Thursday, March 25, 2010

  18. Thursday, March 25, 2010

  19. Thursday, March 25, 2010

  20. Mash up your passions, have fun Lesson #5 Thursday, March

    25, 2010
  21. Thursday, March 25, 2010

  22. Don't start from scratch - use APIs Lesson #6 Thursday,

    March 25, 2010
  23. Are my congress folk on Twitter? Thursday, March 25, 2010

  24. Wait. Who the heck are my congress folk again? Thursday,

    March 25, 2010
  25. # GET /legislators.allForZip.json?zip=76227 Thursday, March 25, 2010

  26. What are my congress tweeps tweeting? Thursday, March 25, 2010

  27. That's so a whole other talk. Hit me with your

    questions in the Q&A... Thursday, March 25, 2010
  28. Get whitelisted Lesson #7 20,000 is really a small number

    in the grand scheme of things. Thursday, March 25, 2010
  29. Enthusiasm is contagious Lesson #8 Thursday, March 25, 2010

  30. Breakfast with John Nunemaker Thursday, March 25, 2010

  31. Twitterland is a Red State Lesson #9 ...for now Thursday,

    March 25, 2010
  32. Democrat 62 Republican 123 Independent 2 Democrat Republican Independent Thursday,

    March 25, 2010
  33. Congress evokes strong feelings Lesson #10 Thursday, March 25, 2010

  34. Thursday, March 25, 2010

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  36. Thursday, March 25, 2010

  37. So much fun at @openbeta4 in OKC tonight. Thanks for

    having me! Thursday, March 25, 2010