There’s no doubt about it, most people on Twitter live in urban areas -- and it's going to be a while before anything changes there. Urban internet users are twice as likely as rural residents to use Twitter, according to a Pew Internet & American Life Survey in December 2010.
So if you’re going to make Twitter part of your rural campaign, it’s important that you’re smart about it -- otherwise, you’ll just end up talking to yourself.
So what’s the best way to find your local Twitter audience? Easy, it’s Follower Wonk.
Follower Wonk has been around awhile -- it’s an oldy, but a goody.
The 2012 Farm Bill -- Obama's first Farm Bill -- is starting it’s journey through Congress. So now, after 5 years, we need to reeducate ourselves and start paying attention to the primary agricultural and food policy tool of the Federal Government.
The other day, for a research project, I compile a list of ten organizations and websites working to improve the lives of family famers. This is the list I came up with. What do you think? Did I missing anyone?
At some point -- if it hasn’t happened already -- you’re campaign will need a website. If you're putting it off, I don’t blame you, building a website can take (and waste) a lot of time. Luckily, web technology has gotten so good lately that you don't have to be a programming whiz to put together a respectable website.
There are bunch of free tools that will get your started. Here are my top three picks for launching your campaign website in a matter of hours -- not days.