Join us for a special one-hour chat on the Twitter network about the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, the latest updates as we approach the start of two weeks of civil disobedience in Washington DC, and how we will prevail in the fight for a livable future. Special Guests (more coming soon..) @BillMckibben (Bill McKibben, Tar Sands Action co-organizer) @Agent350 (Jamie Henn, 350.org) @Ash_Anderson (Ashley Anderson, PeacefulUprising.org) @drgrist (David Roberts, Grist.org) @janekleeb (Jane Kleeb, boldnebraska.org) @NaomiAKlein, (Naomi Klein, www.naomiklein.org) @sarahvangelder (Sarah Van Gelder, www.yesmagazine.org) The chat will be moderated by @TarSandsAction. So, how will this work, and how can I participate? First things first, if you haven’t yet signed up on Twitter — now would be a perfect moment to grab your account. The way “Twitter chats” work is that people connect by using and following a specific “hashtag.” We’ll be using the “#noKXL” hashtag. A hashtag is simply a special keyword (often preceded by a # symbol) that you add to your tweet, which lets people know you’re responding to a particular conversation or issue and connects you with others around topics of common interest. So, for example, a sample tweet to join this chat could be: “Hi, my name’s Paul, I’m tweeting from Utah, and can’t wait to connect with everyone who wants to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. #noKXL” (note the hashtag inserted at the end) To see and respond to the chat’s latest tweets, visit this link, http://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%23noKXL The basic format will be a round of introductions, followed by a series of questions posed by the community for the special guests, which they and all are welcome to discuss. So, please, prepare a few interesting questions! Talk soon!
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