The idea came to Jenny Hogg, a marketing officer at the Wyvern Theatre, after seeing the success of similar projects in other towns, particularly Leeds where she lived before coming to Swindon two years ago.
Every Monday a new person takes over the account for a week, bringing their take on living, working and playing in Swindon.
After eight weeks the contributions have been varied and interesting and well worth starting the project said Jenny. "I’m extremely pleased and proud that something lasting has been established that brings so many different twitter streams together in one place.
"I love how engaging People of Swindon is and have loved every single person’s week so far; every week has offered something different which was the vision I had when I first set it up."
Jenny is continuing her role in theatre and is moving to Exeter to join the team at the Northcott Theatre.
People who apply to tweet must live, work or play in Swindon and be willing to post at least twice a day, every day, for a week. Participants should also behave responsibly and not engage in spam, fighting, obscenity or discrimination.
If you’re a Twitter user, or would be willing to take part in a short, informal workshop to learn how to tweet, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and a paragraph describing what you can bring to the People of Swindon party. Read the Peopleo of Swindon blog to see who has contributed so far
Be a follower at: www.twitter.com/peopleofswindon
Jenny , below, at the launch of Aladdin, this year’s pantomine now running at Wyvern Theatre. She is pictured second from the right behind the stars of the show. Image by Richard Wintle ©Calyx Multimedia, • MOB: 07836 205196 www.calyxpix.com