Social Media Activist Amanda Levinson Talks Tech Projects in Vermont

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Local NetSquared organizer (and social media activist) Amanda Levinson was interviewed by Lauren-Glenn Davitian on the Local Media Show in Burlington, VT about her current projects including NetSquared, Burlington Neighborhood Mapping and a new project that visualizes the federal budget. Amanda shares her perspective on transplanting from high-stress, fast-paced Silicon Valley to Burlington (where everyhting is great "except the winter.") What did she do when she landed in Vermont? She started a NetSquared local chapter! 

In this interview, Amanda talks about bringing together the Vermonters who were using social media to help their neighbors recover from Hurrican Irene, events with environmental groups (including the Bird Diva) and the most recent event where they discussed Burlington's first social media election. (The NetSquared part of the conversation starts at 4:20.) Amanda also provides expert tips and suggestions for social media users!