World #tweetbump Day is Coming on June 3
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I read a post earlier this week about a national “fist bump” day occurring in the United States on June 3. The day is inspired by President Obama’s public fist bump only a year ago. While I’m not one to talk politics, I like the concept behind this. A day dedicated to putting aside differences, embracing one another as human beings and spreading some good cheer. I definitely can’t argue with that.
While National Fist Bump Day is great for face-to-face interactions, it leaves those of us in the virtual world a bit “bumpless.”
Therefore, I’m unofficially partnering with National Fist Bump Day and declaring June 3, 2009 World #tweetbump Day on Twitter.
Using Twitter also allows those participating to take this thing global and not only limit it to Americans. So, if you’re up for a good cause that costs you nothing, makes others feel good and takes a moment of your time. Read on…
#tweetbump works like any other hashtag. In order for it to work, you simply add the hashtag somewhere in your tweet. You can then search for those talking about it here.
If you don’t use Twitter or want to take #tweetbump into other platforms, use #txtbump when texting or #FBbump on Facebook.
So, what are some examples of what a #tweetbump looks like? There are no rules (except to add the hashtag to your tweets), but here are a few examples to help you get started.
If it’s before June 3, you can tweet things like:
- I’m participating in the 1st ever World #tweetbump Day on June 3. Are u? (include link to this blog post)
- Bring on the #tweetbump! World #tweetbump Day is coming on June 3. (include link to this blog post)
- Sharing worldwide love on June 3 for World #tweetbump Day. (include link to this blog post)
On June 3, you can tweet any number of things, here are some ideas:
- Reach out to someone you’ve never tweeted with and introduce yourself. Tell them why you like their tweets.
- Recognize your favorite tweeps.
- Recognize those who embody what World #tweetbump Day is all about on a daily basis.
- Send a “just because” tweet to someone you haven’t tweeted with in a while.
- Tweet with someone you’ve had a difference of opinion with in the past. Resolve and restart your relationship.
- Not get political, but… Find someone with different views than your own and tweet with them. Don’t talk politics, just chat with them. Find a common ground.
- Search for people on Twitter who work, live or play in an area unfamiliar to you. Just say hello!
- Send tweets to your coworkers or customers.