I got an email from a representative of Tucson Unified School District today alerting me to their Facebook page. That was interesting to me in part because TUSD has a Facebook page and also because they bothered to let me know. They certainly didn’t have to. And then I thought, why not do a little roundup of 5 Facebook pages that got my attention this week.
1. TUSD – I’m not a parent, and I don’t regularly cover TUSD as a reporter, so it’s not a page that came to my attention in the past. But when I checked it out, I found TUSD’s Facebook page surprisingly engaging and helpful. There’s info on bullying, on going back to school and solar panels. It seems a timely source of news that TUSD would like to get out there and a valiant attempt at putting other news out there to compete with the Ethnic Studies program and desegregation for domination of the local education agenda.
2. Tucson Community Darkroom – I know. How decidedly anti-computer. It may be a strange choice for this blog, but I’m enthusiastic. The idea is to have a darkroom where local artists can rent space. They’re passionate, and not everything has to be digital, right?
3. TEDxTucson – In the page’s own words: “In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is call TEDxTucson, where x=independently organized.” If you haven’t been watching the TED videos, you’ve been missing out. They feature smart people coming up with innovative solutions. You can watch the videos here. The local group’s first meetup was about local food and hosted by Janos Wilder at J Bar.
4. Tucson Food Trucks – Food on the move: I love it! Apparently, a Tucson food truck fest is under contemplation. And Dinnerware Artspace is holding its first outdoor food event this Thursday.
5. Powhaus Productions – If you’re interested in finding out about fun, creative stuff happening in Tucson, especially downtown, this is a good place to start looking. Powhaus does videos, live events and (whatever I put in this spot would be an understatement). Also check out their website.
Maybe I’ll even make this an occasional series. Tell me about your favorite local uses of social media. You can find me @carlibrosseau on Twitter.