Twitter Chat in Review: Main Streets

Posted on: April 17th, 2012 by Sarah Heffern

Despite being a week later than usual, April's Twitter chat was once again a lively conversation. To help cover our topic - Main Streets - more thoroughly, we were joined by Andrea Dono (better known in the Twitterverse as @NatlMainStreet) from the National Trust Main Street Center. We discussed cool Main Street rehabs and promotions, how online content and social media can help Main Streets (pro tip: make your location, phone number, and hours really, really easy to find), and the challenges faced on Main Streets.

Vintage postcard from Evansville, Indiana. (Image: alandberning on Flickr)

As the chat wound down, a new topic bubbled up: crowdsourced funding for Main Street projects. We didn't have time to cover it adequately, but after we finished, chatter Maianne Preble (@t4yt4m) sent along a few suggestions for sites to check out:

There's a full transcript available, but the Storify covers the highlights - including some of the videos shared during the chat. (Keep an  eye out for the zombies.)

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Sarah Heffern

Sarah Heffern

Sarah Heffern is the social media strategist for the National Trust’s Public Affairs team. While she embraces all things online and pixel-centric, she’s also a hard-core building hugger, having fallen for preservation in a fifth grade “Built Environment” class. Follow her on Twitter at @smheffern.

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