World Paperfree Day: Tweet Jam

By Bryant Duhon posted 10-25-2011 09:46


World Paperfree Day: Tweet Jam Join us on October 27 from 11-12:30 EST for a tweet jam focused on decreasing (eliminating?) our reliance on paper.

Allow me to elucidate.

What’s a Tweet Jam
Musicians jam together by riffing off of a common theme; playing off of each other to create something unique and learning from each other as they do. With Twitter, we can do the same, 140 characters at a time. A Tweet Jam is a fast-paced conversation around a topic. simply a time and a place to gather on Twitter around a hashtag topic and learn from each other. Anyone can ask, or answer, a question.

What’s the AIIM Paperfree Jam (#wpfd)?
Simple really: we want everyone to share ideas about how to become more efficient as a business while removing environmentally harmful paper. Your business gets a boost. The planet gets a break. While we know it’s only 140 characters at a time, We want to generate questions and discussions about how to REALLY make a less-paper or paperfree world a reality. We will have questions lined up to kick-start the conversation (our draft list is below). Have a question? Respond to this post, send me a tweet (either @aiimcommunity or @bduhon), or email me at Can’t think of any? Join us on October 27 and let the conversation spark ideas for you.

How Do I “Watch?”
It’s easy. Log in to Twitter (or your favorite Twitter front end; I like Hootsuite). Then use the hashtag: #wpfd to follow the discussion. To more easily follow the discussion, you can set up a separate column in Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, or something similar and use #wpfd as your search term. You can also use (thanks to Steve Radick for the suggestion). Sign in using your twitter handle, type #wpfd into the box at the top of the screen, and tweetchat will follow the discussion – best of all, without you having to remember to put in the hashtag every time you write a new tweet.

Confirmed Panelists

In no particular order, a draft list of questions for the jam.

* What's so bad about using paper for business?
* Why is it so difficult to get rid of paper in an org?
* Will the paperfree office ever come?
* What will it take to use less paper?
* What is the impact of smart phones/mobile devices on not needing paper any longer?
* What can tablets teach us about the future of paper?
* Is manual indexing what kills a good capture solution?
* PDF or Tiff, - does it really matter?
*ePresentment and Doc Composition tools can help in cutting down paper. Can we discuss in how many ways? (via email from Atanu Prasad Sarma)
* ?????? Your question here

Save the date. October 27. Thursday. 11-12:30 EST Follow the hashtag: #wpfd.

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