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Social media and agriculture: a marriage made in Copenhagen?

It’s happening now: go to twitter.com and you’ll see that Copenhagen is in the top trending topics today. There’s been a moment in which it ranked higher than Tiger Woods: as someone put it on Twitter, the twittosphere is perhaps getting priorities right :)

Copenhagen in top trending topics on Twitter, December 8 2009
Copenhagen in top trending topics on Twitter, December 8 2009

If you search for the tags #cop15 or #climatechange, you’re going to get an average of a dozen tweets every minute (based on my observation of how often the tweetdeck notifier flashes on my screen, so this is no scientific stats).

COP15 is probably going to give the final blow to the social media skeptics. The Conference is everywhere online, just have a look at how you can participate/interact online with COP15

The frenzy has taken over the agricultural community as well. Here’s a selection of pointers to events and updates for those who follow agriculture and climate change.

BTW, if you have more pointers these days, you’re welcome to leave them in a comment…