Today is June 3rd 2011, which means it is Diary Day – as designated by the people behind Diary of the Tweople.
Diary of the Tweople is a one off project that aims to capture a day in the life of the people of Twitter. Write about what happened to you on this day, submit, and the best entries will be compiled in to a published ebook, with the Twitter name of each author included beside their entry. As a crowd sourced and surprisingly fluid project, readers will be able to follow favoured authors instantly on Twitter, with the micro-blogging site allowing authors and readers to connect in a unique fashion.
The Diary of the Tweople website has a submissions box now open, and it will remain open until Monday evening (June 6th). You have the weekend to write about what you did on Diary Day, so no excuses.
- Is there any reason at all behind June 3rd?
Really, no reason other than it gave is a couple of months to build awareness for the day. Let’s hope something interesting happens to people that day!
- What made you decide to begin Diary of the Tweople?
We are huge fans of Twitter and we thought this was an interesting way to bring people together in a different way, but still through Twitter (each diary entry will be signed off by the person’s Twitter username so the reader can connect the writer immediately if they wish to do so)
- What sort of background does Diary of the Tweople come from?
Diary of the Tweople is run by two people. Two ordinary guys with a huge interest in social media. Neither of us work in the media field but we both have a massive interest in this area and are always looking for ways to involve people in social media as much as possible. We’re not diary keepers, but thought the use of the diary was a simple, effective way to carry out this project.
- The publication or the best entries in ebook format is a great way to commemorate a single day of the collective. Do you know how many entries you expect to be will be included in the book?
Thanks, we think it’s a perfect way to gather all the entries. We are unsure how many entries we will get/need for the ebook, but we are hoping as many as possible. If we need to filter out a few we may need to, but hopefully all can be published.
- What makes a good diary submission in your eyes? What will you be looking out for?
There is no right or wrong submission. Everyone has different lives. Readers will naturally find their own favourite entries as they read the eBook when they come across something they can relate to.
- What’s the final aim of the day, what do you hope to achieve?
We hope that we can create an intriguing collection of entries from people all over the world that will illustrate just how different are lives are on any one day, and how it can also bring people together.