This Friday, April 19, is officially Twitter Day in Paris! The city of Paris invites you to describe Paris in 140 characters and then to hashtag the tweet with #jdtap (stands for Jour de Tweets à Paris). The tweets will appear throughout the city on the electronic advertising boards, as well as on Paris.fr’s web-radio show, hosted by Oxmo Puccino and David Foenkinos (@OxmoPuccino and @DavidFoenkinos), from noon to 1 p.m..
The idea for this day goes back to 1974 and Georges Perec, who for three days wrote down everything that he saw in the city. The compilation of notes represented daily Parisian life, and the city of Paris is attempting to recreate this experiment via social media this Friday. Just imagine the incredible number and variety of stories that are living and taking place in Paris as we speak! The point of the day is to see what it’s like to be in Paris through the eyes of as many people as possible. Also, the city will assemble a collection of our tweets throughout the day.
In addition to the billboards and web radio show, actors throughout the city will be recreating and reading your tweets aloud (!!!) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following places:
– Place de la Bastille (Bastille)
– Place Joaquim du Bellay (Halles)
– Place des Abbesses (Montmartre)
– Place Raoul Dautry (Montparnasse)
– Place de la Bataille-de-Stalingrad
– Rue Gustave V de Suède (Allées du Trocadéro)
So, this Friday, Parisians, lovers of Paris, and visitors, tweet about where you are, what you are doing, what time of day it is, and what you see in the City of Lights. We want to see Paris through your eyes! Tweet away, my friends, and don’t forget to hashtag your thoughts and musings with #jdtap!
Add PatriciaParisienne (@Tricia_Rosas) on Twitter and send me a shout-out this Friday!