For small cultural heritage organizations that use the Public Humanities Toolbox, this blog post on the uses of Twitter for cultural heritage is a must read! Melissa Mannon outlines six reasons how small museum and cultural heritage organization professionals can use Twitter:
- Networking: Stay in touch with other professionals in the field
- Expanded Perspective: Follow professionals in closely related fields whose insights can inform your own work
- Support: Share ideas, promote each other’s programs and exhibits
- Piece of the Social Media Puzzle: Share information quickly and easily, linking to other places where folks can find out more: blogs, Facebook pages, web sites
- Promotion: Get the word out there, establish the voice of your institution!
- Collaboration: Ask your followers for help when you need advice, recommendations, or find yourself at a road block with your project
We’ve covered similar themes in the Handbook and at our presentations; we’re glad to see like-minded folks out there sharing the same insights and finding Twitter useful in their public humanities work!