For our @Arras95 social media campaign we will be tweeting the events of the Battle of Arras, as they happened, 95 years later.
If you would like to be a part of the campaign, there are a number of ways you can get involved, including joining our twitter conversation using the #arras95 hashtag and geo-locating your tweets to come from the area you are tweeting about.
If you would like to tweet from the perspective of someone or a group who was at the Battle of Arras, it can be useful to use a more advanced tool than the Twitter interface. The one most relevant here is TweetDeck. But not the most recent version, an older version which strangely has a lot more features!
TweetDeck 0.38.2 is a desktop application that allows you to create columns of specific content that interests you most from twitter. You can create a column that shows all your mentions, the results of a search query, a list of Favorites, the latest Tweets from a hashtag (like #arras95) and much more, and view them all at the same time! What TweetDeck 0.38.2 also does is let you write tweets and schedule them to be released at a later time and date. It also lets you ‘fake’ the location that your tweets are coming from.
- A guide to Scheduled Tweeting using TweetDeck
- To add location, click on he geo-pointer icon on the top right above the tweet box.
Select ‘add new location’. This will open a new window. Type in the location you are tweeting about (e.g. Vimy) then you will be presented with a google map. You can move the pointer on this map to be at a more precise location. Choose ‘Choose your exact co-ordinates’ from the drop down list to your left and ‘set your location’.
Your tweet, and all future tweets will now appear from that location. You are now offered options to delete or change this location from the right of your tweet box