By Cavaughn Noel, Digital Media Strategist
What do you get when you combine Twitter + the black community + the name of a meal side order. You get a new site called HashedBrown.com. HashedBrown was developed and launched a few days ago with the intent to connect the live conversations of people of color around events and topics. The events are “hashed” and the conversation can be followed via each hashtag on the website, almost like switching TV stations.
But it’s 2011, why only just read tweets? Good question. So for those who use a hashtag along with a photo (twitpic) in their tweet, those images that people take on their phone throughout the conference show up in their own gallery on the site so that there’s a crowdsourced experience of where everyone was and was doing during the event. Attendees can now interact a lot better for better interaction amongst event attendees.
The site also has an area for tweets about jobs, sponsorships, and other opportunities to ensure that the content and discussions are worthwhile for the community of color. Be sure to get involved and follow the NABJ conference at Hashedbrown.com/NABJ11. Get to Tweeting!