Last week was hectic for us all at WorldIrish not only because of St Patrick’s Day but also because we launched @Ireland, a Twitter-based initiative, aimed at giving Ireland a new voice on a global platform.
Today marks the beginning of the second week of @Ireland and its second curator, Catherine Drea. I have enjoyed this challenging project immensely so far. As clearly stated from the outset it is heavily influenced by @Sweden and the strides they have made with the “world’s most democratic” Twitter account these past few months.
Ultimately this is another way to tell a story in the digital age. The beauty of it is we get to hear 52 people’s stories every year, which hopefully inform, entertain or enrich our lives in some way.
I must heartily commend Bernie Goldbach for coming to us with the idea and trusting us to be the right home for such an ambitious project.
I am very much looking forward to seeing how @Ireland develops and finds its way in the Twittersphere.
One more link, I was on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland programme talking about the project on Friday. Here’s the clip.
Finally, perhaps you’d like to curate @Ireland for a week (or nominate someone). If you live in or are from Ireland, have the time and something interesting to say email Ireland AT worldirish.com.