Mayor José Antonio Rodríguez of Jun, Spain. Photo credit: @JoseantonioJun
All public offices and employees are required to have an official Twitter account, which is prominently displayed on everything from police cars and uniforms to garbage trucks.
Official Twitter accounts are prominently displayed for example on police cars and official uniforms pic.twitter.com/EWlfHIilVV— Tony Wang ( @TonyW) June 21, 2013
Power to the people (who Tweet)
Because of this unprecedented Twitter integration into city governance, we have seen some great stories of what a “Twitter town square” can look like:
Twitter at the Alhambra
In partnership with Jun, the news organization Ideal Granada (@ideal_granada) organized the Talking About Twitter conference, held at the Alhambra, an UNESCO World Heritage site and the most popular tourist attraction in Spain.
The aim of the event was to discuss adoption and integration of Twitter in innovative ways, as exemplified by Jun.
Invited to open the event was our own Tony Wang (@TonyW), who is the General Manager of Twitter UK and helping build out our operations in Europe.
Tony and Mayor Rodríguez at “Talking about Twitter”. Photo credit: @TonyW
For the first time in its history, the amber lights of the Alhambra shone blue as the Twitter bird was projected onto one of its majestic walls.
Did someone say … cookies?