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Kamehameha School Student “…Detention for What We Believe In.”

I’m wondering about this recent tweet I just got.

It’s from a purported Kamehameha Schools “Student” who recently started a Twitter account.

There has been controversy about the use of KSBE on Twitter and people Hi-jacking the name and logo, so I can not necessarily believe this purported Tweet.

Capsun posted this the other day:

“Yesterday, Kamehameha Schools had a problem on Twitter.  It wasn’t that they have only a couple dozen followers….”

Ian Lind blogged:

“Check out the war of words (or Tweets) that flared this month on Twitter.com between the official Kamehameha Schools persona (@KSNews) and a cyber squater that has grabbed onto a related name (@KSBE)…”

I just got a “Follower” on my Twitter account from someone using the Twitter Account: @KSBEstudent.

In this tweet he says:

No longer allowed to bring homelunch, dentetion for defending what we believe in.

Dear Mayor Kenoi… Tuesdays Tsunami Drill and Twitter

Twitter provided an excellent form of communication for many people during recent power outages.

I hope the county will look at twitter in the future as a means of communication.

I just sent the following email off to the Mayor:

—————————

Just curious if ANYONE at the county has thought about using TWITTER as a communication device during times of emergency?

During the recent Oahu Power outage, twitter was a vital way for many people to communicate.

I look forward to seeing how the evacuation plays out, however, I suggest that the county look at other ways of communicating directly with the public in the general for releasing immediate information.

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It is interesting looking back now at some of the dialog that was going on during the power outages.  There is several pages of tweets.

Hopefully more and more people will begin using twitter as a communication device.

I just made a tweet about my wife being at farmers market… and a few minutes later I got a tweet back from someone telling me how the weather was there right that second.

Technology can be a great tool if used correctly.  Many people are a bit apprehensive to jump on the band wagon.  That’s ok… your kids and grand kids will be on it soon enough.

Backstage at Tonights Andy Bumatai Show

If you missed tonights Andy Bumatai show, it was one of the better ones that I have seen in a long time.

It featured local news anchors Diane Ako, Ron Mizutani and Dan Meisenzahl.

Bumatai is a big time fan of Twitter. His twitter address is @Andy_Bumatai and he actually answered a few twitter questions on his show tonight. I didn’t send any in… but I sure thought about it.

After the show I twitted him that it was a great show and he replied with a photo album of the show. It’s a great little photo album and it gives you a great insight to the making of the show.

Here is one of my favorite pictures from the album:

Ron Mizutani, Diane Ako, Dan Meisenzahl talk to Andy Bumatai

Ron Mizutani, Diane Ako, Dan Meisenzahl talk to Andy Bumatai

You can check out the Andy Bumatai Show website, but if you want a direct link to tonights pictures, you can view them here.

Andy Bumatai is hilarious and if you haven’t checked out his show, I recommend you do.

New Police Chief and Deputy Chief Sworn in a Few Minutes Ago

I just got a Twit from BIVN who was on location today when the new police chief Harry Kubojiri and Deputy Chief Paul Ferreira were officially sworn into office a few minutes ago.

Video to come later on Big Island Video News where he has also recently posted his Top Stories of 2008.

It’s Becoming a Twitter of a World… The Early Twit Gets the News

The other day I mentioned I signed up for Twitter.

It truly is a new revolution in communication.

Recently, Georgette Deemer, of the  Hawaii House Blog, posted the following:

“Not yet sure if you want to jump on the Twitter bandwagon? Many of our colleagues at the Hawaii State Capitol are already hopping on board to one of social media’s most contagious addictions…”

Leslie Wilcox at PBS Hawaii wrote the following yesterday:

I’m so excited I just Twittered

I’ve been twitting with a couple people from Puna that had never heard of my blog or the local bulletin boards.

I know that Big Island Video News is now Twittering Live as well as Hawaii 24-7.

I’m following Lance Armstrongs Twit feed on the bottom left of this blog while he trains in Hawaii.

It is becoming a Twitter of a World.

Join now… or be left behind.

@damontucker

Mayor Kenoi Shows Face… Media Releases Being Updated Online

I’ve been checking the Counties website the last few days and I just noticed that Mayor Kenoi now has his picture on the Mayor’s Message. Or maybe it’s that I’m the last person in town to find out.

I wish the county would start doing more with their website such as adding an RSS feed. I’d like to see links updated more often as well. I have fired off an email to the county regarding this matter and offered assistance if they were to establish a “County Blog” or something to that effect.

If the State Legislature can have a House Blog, a House Minority Blog, and a Senate Majority Blog, then I don’t see why the County of Hawaii couldn’t have a “Blog” as well. I know the perfect ex-blogger that is now working in a county position that could possibly run it. :idea:

I just now noticed the link to “Media Releases” has been getting updated. I’m not sure if this is a new feature or not, but it is nice that it is now available. If/When they ever get an RSS feature to that site, then it will be less work to update my site when new releases are put out.

Now that Mayor Kenoi has surrounded himself with good people who understand how important it is to have a good working relationship with the media, I think they are also learning the value of Digital communication.

Now the county needs to learn more about Webcasting, Blogging, and having county workers use Twitter as an application that can really keep everyone who is interested in county events abreast of things in a timely manner.

I guess we can only ask for one thing at a time. I’d be happy just to be able to take pictures of Police Officers. :oops:

@damontucker

The other day I asked if people twittered.  Someone actually emailed me and let me know that they did.

I’ve been “following” a couple people on twitter the last few days and have decided I’d give it a try… even though the character limitations are going to frustrate me.

I’ve sent a few invites to some of the people in my address book… but if I missed anyone or if anyone wants to be a twit with me:

@damontucker

@damontucker

To sign up for a twitter account click here.