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Twitter Resources for #DNC2012

South End is one of the more social media savvy neighborhoods in Charlotte. The people who live, work and play in South End are also tweeting, liking, posting, instagramming and pinning. As many folks are about to descend upon Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention, we’ve put togther a Twitter Resource List for most common Hashtags, Local Charlotte Media, Local Charlotte Folks and DNC Related Twitter Accounts that will help you navigate the Charlotte Twitterverse.  If you see something that needs to be corrected or clarified, let us know. If there is something we have left off or you think should be added please share.

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CNN’s ireports: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-833639

PBS.org: Best Online Resources for Following the GOP, Democratic Conventions

Society of Professional Journalists (Charlotte Chapter): Resources for journalists covering the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte

Hashtags (DNC and Charlotte):

#DNC2012 – “the widely used shorthand for Democratic National Convention 2012. And the main hashtag of use.” (thank you @CBJgreennews)

#DNC – Democratic National Committee. The Democratic National Committee plans the Party’s quadrennial presidential nominating convention; promotes the election of Party candidates with both technical and financial support; and works with national, state, and local party organizations, elected officials, candidates, and constituencies to respond to the needs and views of the Democratic electorate and the nation.

#DNCC – Democratic National Convention Committee. DNCC is the official arm of the Democratic National Committee responsible for planning and organizing the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

#DNCdelegate – Tag DNC Delegates will be using

#NCDNCNorth Carolina Delegation hashtag. Follow @YDNC the olded young democrat organization in the country.

#POTUS – President of the United States of America

#FLOTUS – First Lady of the United States of America

#CLT and #Charlotte – most commonly used tags for Charlotte, NC

#theppl -The PPL is located at Packard Place, a startup incubator in uptown Charlotte. We have over 20,000 sq. ft. of coworking and event space, just a few blocks from the DNC’s two primary convention venues: Bank of America Stadium and Time Warner Cable Arena. See for yourself! We’ll have amenities such as: Fast internet, Ample electrical outlets, On-site food and drink, Equipment check-in and Production studios. Additionally, The PPL will have a curated series of press conferences, round-table discussions, special guests, and educational sessions available to guests of The PPL during the day, helping to connect the independent media community with civic leaders and foster open dialogue. At night, the PPL’s parties, shows, and performances will showcase local talent and provide opportunities for fun and networking

#cltcc – Charlotte City Council

#meckbocc – Mecklenburg County Commission

#cltfood and #charlottefood – use for dining or food recommendations or to share your food/dining experience

#cltmusic – use for sharing or searching for Charlotte music

#cltbeer – use for searching or sharing the great local craft beer in Charlotte

#clttraffic – use for questions or info about Charlotte traffic

#cltwx – use for Charlotte weather updates and info

Charlotte Local Media

Twitter List for Local CLT Reporters

@WBTV_News – CBS Affiliate in Charlotte

@WSOC_TV – ABC Affiliate in Charlotte

@FoxCharlotte – Fox Affiliate in Charlotte

@WCNC – NBC Affiliate in Charlotte, also follow @CharlotteDNC as NewsChannel 36 Twitter coverage

@News14Charlotte – only 24 HR news Network in Charlotte. Also follow @NCCapTonight, their political show covering both DNC and RNC. (thanks @SamAShephard)

@WFAE – Charlotte’s NPR News Source

@wbtradio – Charlotte’s news, weather and traffic station

@theobserver – The Charlotte Observer newspaper. Also follow @DNC2012clt for Observer coverage.

@CBJnewsroom – Charlotte Business Journal

@CharlotteMag – The city magazine for Charlotte, NC

@cl_charlotte – Creative Loafing, Charlotte’s alternative news weekly. (thanks @kimlawson22)

@thecharpost – A print media outlet to empower,enlighten and impact the African-American community

@CharlotteSPJ – Greater Charlotte Society of Professional Journalism

@ppldnc – Charlotte’s non-partisan home for bloggers & independent media during the 2012 Democratic National Convention

Local Charlotte Tweeters

CLT Info – @CLTdining@CLTBlog@CLTBuzz, @FYC_CLT, @Charlottgotalot, @QueenCityBeer, @704eventsdotcom, @cltchamber, @CLTAnswers, @SMCLT, @CharlotteNCgov, @CharlotteChirps

Places – @EpiCentreNC, @NCMusicFactory, @PackardPlaceCLT, @WellsLightsCLT, @SouthEndCLT, @CharlotteCtrCty, @PackardPlaceCLT

Local Media – Twitter List for Local CLT Reporters (so many that a twitter list necessary)

People – @jruckman, @lbstewart, @LZBarrett, @Greenmarketguy, @WilsonShow, @wxbrad, @Tameka_Green, @Dbirdy, @iftheshoefits, @marynewsom, @yarby, @tvphotog17, @CrystalDempsey, @chrisharrington, @CLTChamberBob, @LisaHoffman, @rthurmond@JosieMazz, @KatieMcKiever, @anadivins, @briandfrancis, @anthonyfoxx, @Ape_Smith, @Mahoney, @NathanRichie, @TonyaJameson @danielroselli, @jmitchem, @McBride, @TheClothier @summerplum, @billvoth, @thefriendraiser, @HollidayInk, @mcurtisnc3 , @AishaThinker, @mamakoid, @lindsaywynne

Non profits – @GoodwillSP, @ASCCharlotte, @sustncharlotte, @GenNation, @ULCC

Restaurants – Twitter List for Charlotte Restaurants

CLT Breweries – Twitter List for CLT Breweries (thank you @CharlotteBeer)

NC Breweries – Twitter List for NC Breweries (thank you @CharlotteBeer)

Food Trucks – Twitter List for Charlotte Food Trucks

DNC Related Tweeters (Political)

@BarackObama – The #POTUS

@MichelleObama – The #FLOTUS

@JoeBiden – The #VPOTUS

@Charlottein2012 – Charlotte in 2012 Host Committee for Democratic National Convention

@CharlotteNCgov – Official twitter feed for The City of Charlotte. Will have important announcements about DNC 2012

@DemConvention – Democratic National Convention Committee

@NCDemParty – North Carolina Democratic Party

@ydnc – The oldest Young Democrat organization in the country. (thank you @JoyCookPR for the tweet to add). Follow the organizations president @choosesam

@OFA_NC – Obama for America NC – Official Obama for America – NC account

@DNCRental – DNC Rental Property

@MeckDems – Mecklenburg County Democratic Party

@DemocratWire – Election news for Democratic Party

DNC Related Tweeters (Experiences/Events)

@PresExperience – American Experience, tribute to American history in town during DNC 2012

@UnityCharlotte – CLTs defining LGBT event of DNC2012. Save the date for 09.02.12!

@DNCMyrtleBeach – The Myrtle Beach-managed Twitter account for CBC Institute & VisitMyrtleBeach.com Media Hospitality Central at the 2012 DNC in Charlotte, N.C. They are using the hashtag #VoteMyrtle

@boxmanstudios – Charlotte based business that converts shipping containers into cool usable spaces. Running a fun contest during #DNC2012. Find their shipping containers, snap a pic and cleverly share to @boxmanstudios and #InTheWild.



11 thoughts on “Twitter Resources for #DNC2012

  1. Delegates will be using hash tag #DNCdelegate

    Posted by Jeff Strater | August 15, 2012, 3:45 am
  2. Great resource! Thanks for putting all of this together.

    Posted by Lucas | August 20, 2012, 7:21 pm
  3. #cltfaq for ? about clt
    @davidhowardclt city councilperson
    and me @thefriendraiser, strategist and ‘Insider’ on @nccaptonight

    Posted by jenifer daniels | August 27, 2012, 1:47 am
    • Thanks for those and will make the additions. I’ve added the Twitter account for CLTFAQ but not adding the hashtag as my goal for this list was to capture the local hashtags that have been in existence long before the DNC was coming to town. Appreciate the recommendations and will let you know once added.

      Posted by wofford23 | August 27, 2012, 12:42 pm
  4. any chance we can get added to this page… @CharlotteChirps

    Posted by kelly | August 31, 2012, 6:22 pm


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