Be the media
Upload pictures, video or text straight from your mobile to http://mob.notts.indymedia.org.uk and create your own media!
While the official Climate Camp twitter will be working away, nothing should stop you from twittering yourself! Use the easily searchable hashtags below. (Hashtag = a specific word with a hash sign in front of it so that people can search it in the general twitter traffic stream). This means that other people on the swoop can follow what is happening around
them as well as people at home, and also means that we can aggregate these twitters onto our new website page. (Aggregated feed = that there will be a constantly updated section on the website that can pick up commentary from anyone who uses a specific tag).
All you need is a web-enabled phone. A good application to use is called dabr. Just search for it online on your phone and download it, then enter your twitter details: http://dabr.co.uk/
If tweeting from your own personal twitter account it will be very easy to track you (even if you use a cunning pseudonym). So unless you really don’t care, don’t tweet anything you wouldn’t want to be confessing to!
Whenever you send a twitter whilst on the swoop make sure you include the hashtag #swoop. This is really important!
Depending on which bloc you go with please also include the hashtags below (if you have room) as this will enable people to quickly know where you are and what you are up to:
Take back the power #takepower
Footsteps to the future #footsteps
False solutions #falsesolution
Capitalism is crisis #capitalismcrisis
Sending images via Twitter
There are numerous twitter applications that allow you to take photos and immediately send them out via twitter. You probably have your favourite. Twitterific and Tweetdeck are both easy to use, but probably the easiest is Snap2Twitter, which allows you to take a pic and quickly send it on, with or without words, though of course you should remember to add the hashtags
We’re pulling together all DIY media coming out of the Swoop into an exciting live user experience. So, as well as twittering and sending stuff to indymedia, it’d be great if you could send text updates about what’s going on around you to 07556 130 017, always finishing your message with the grid reference for the map square you’re in (roughly) - for example: H12.
Photos and videos can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org from your mobile phone via email or MMS. Again, don’t forget to add the grid reference.