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The Top-50 Tweets from #AFTA11: Part Two

So, I’ve gone through the entire stream of tweets using the hashtag #AFTA11 (all 2389 of them!) cut out all fat, and filtered them down to my picks for the top 50 most-useful tweets to me from this year’s Americans for the Arts Annual Convention. I say most useful because I wanted to separate out things that can be acted on, resources/measurements that can be explored, impactful facts and figures, and new “lightbulb ideas.”

Here are the second half of my picks for the 50 top tweets from AFTA 2011:

26. @GordonJayFrost The #afta11 sessions on #philanthropy will be available on-demand:

27. @SheWhoTravels Go Marcus! RT“@artfulmanager Sidewalk Poetry project in St. Paul. Turning concrete into canvas. Wow. #afta11

28. @trishamead oooh. Direct link to mobil-ready video trailer? I’m thinking how to maximize QR code on coffee s hop poster, i.e. #2amt #afta11

29. @crystalewallis oooh! RT @wkradio: #AFTA11 DO NOT be fooled into using QR Codes >>> Excellent design will always transmit more information. #techfads

30. @teaoranges Prof. dev: Seeking mentors *and* becoming a mentor to others in the field is key to building and elevating everyone’s skills. #afta11

31. @artfulmanager Interesting view of ‘creativity’ as the intersection of originality and impact (PDF file) #afta11

32. @lisa_hoang Whoa. RT @ArtsAdvocate_MD: Federal Funding for the arts is $0.02 for every $100 of non-military discretionary spending (2009) #AFTA11

33. @PAArchive Hot topic at #AFTA11: the arts as an economic generator in cities that have a high percentage of vacant buildings.

34. @NPAConvention Keep it simple, simple, simple: MT @fjaviertorres: Krug’s 3 laws of web usability: #AFTA11 #NPAC

35. @SparkOC There are about 110,000 nonprofit arts orgs out of 1.4 million nonprofits nationwide #afta11

36. @FJavierTorres Grt infographic on Twitter vs Facebook usage: #AFTA11 Which 1 works better 4 ur fundraising/online relationship building

37. @FJavierTorres Old truth remains true in fundraising: “People give to people!” #AFTA11

38. @namac Trend rising: donors who prefer to give online tend to not want to give any other way and will get peeved if you try! #afta11

39. @ArtsMendo Downward trend in share of population attending art event but volunteerism and personal creation shows an upward trend. #afta11

40. @SparkOC In 2009 41% of nonprofit arts orgs operated at a deficit. #afta11

41. @Americans4Arts @richmintz tells us about his experiences working with @Americans4Arts on ARTSBlog #afta11

42. @NPAConvention MT @diasporavibe @pllorenzo: Sharing-Cool Web Apps for Arts & Cultural Organizations #marketing #arts #afta11 @SDAFF

43. @artfulmanager Managing Media Mayhem session: to track journalists and bloggers online, visit #afta11

44. @saharjavedani Here’s NEFA’s Cultural Count Database #afta11

45. @MsRubyC Want to encourage resistant staff members to use new tech? Put it in the review process, where relevant. Heavy handed? Maybe. #afta11

46. @artpride How do you keep up w/ constantly changing technology? Evaluate the tech. you use annually and do your research #afta11

47. @pllorenzo Audioboo: Inspired #afta11 #arts #sandiego

48. @gerlie_irvine Ben Cameron, Doris Duke Foundation – Could sustainability be enemy of adaptability? #afta11

49. @artfulmanager Funny that ‘continuous partial attention’ is a curse for some & a goal for others. At #afta11 it’s the only option.

50. @RinglingCollege #afta11 Fischer #SeaWorld notes recent quote “facts don’t persuade people, emotions do”

Editors Note: This post originally appeared on Ron’s website –

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