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#bhamchat returns tonight!

A little over a year ago, we took a chance on hosting an online chat using Twitter that focused on Birmingham, AL. We had a pretty good turnout for the first one, with people sharing their opinions about current events taking place in The Magic City and information about upcoming events. It also turned out to be the first ever Twitter chat focused on a single city/metropolitan area…

Several things have changed since the last time we hosted one, including the number of people that are now on Twitter in Birmingham and those interested in this kind of a conversation. So it’s back, tonight, starting at 7 p.m. Anyone who has a Twitter account is invited to take part. We’ll be opening it up to those without an account in the coming weeks via this site.

Even if you don’t have an account, please feel free to follow along using our What the Hashtag? pagevia Twitter search or using a service like Tweetchat.

In case you’re one of our followers on Twitter and you don’t want to be potentially bombarded between 7 – 8:30 p.m. this evening, please check out muuter as an option.

Langford to host town hall meetings

There are actually two stories that are taking place at the same time. First of all is the fact that The City of Birmingham’s Office of Public Information is on Facebook. The group is the latest move by the city to reach out to residents online.

Larry LangfordNow onto the reason for the post – Mayor Larry Langford is hosting a series of town hall meetings throughout the city. The first one, called “Why Birmingham Can’t Wait,” will take place on Thursday evening at Boutwell Auditorium beginning at 6 p.m. Additional ones will be held at area churches in the coming weeks, providing residents with the opportunity to ask the mayor and other representatives about current initiatives and learn about projects such as the planned repaving of neighborhood streets. You get to submit your questions for the mayor to ask as well in advance – via email to opi@birminghamal.gov. If you can’t make it to Boutwell, Fox 6 is scheduled to stream the event on its website.

Photo: Bob Farley/f8Photo

Facebook friends unite!

The United Way of Central Alabama has launched a new group on Facebook and they want you to join and help them spread the word.

It is a Causes page that is part of this year’s annual campaign. They’re trying to bolster the number of members in part because tomorrow they’re asking their followers on Facebook to change their profile image in an effort to make even more folks aware of their efforts. We’re looking into doing some redecorating ourselves for the day. Head on over and check it out!

An auspicious social media day

I wanted to take a moment to remind you that today is 08.08.08, considered an auspicious day to many. Not only is it the opening day of the Summer Olympics in Beijing, but it’s also the day announced for the latest installment of Another 24 hours of Flickr. Click on the image below to learn more information and see how you can participate.

888 logo from Flickr.com

If you want folks to know what you’re doing during the opening day of the Olympics and you use Twitter, you’ll want to make sure that you add #080808 to your tweets and check out this blog post from the folks at the microblogging service to find out how to track. And we’re not even talking about how many folks getting married today