Social Media Monday: Ottawa tweets

by Brie I often find myself wondering how people got their news before the Internet. Oh, I know, the radio and newspapers provide up to date and in depth news. But before I check either of those I always check the Internet. More specifically Twitter.

Twitter is how I found out it was a snow day in Ottawa and the buses weren't running. I was reminded on Twitter (oops) that it was actually a PD day. Twitter is very, very useful in my life.

Here are some useful people to follow on Twitter if you want to keep up with family events and news around Ottawa:

@ottawastart shares events and happenings around Ottawa, many of them family friendly. @missfish and @danigirl also do a great job of sharing Ottawa events for families.

Keep up to date with everything happening at all the great museums in Ottawa by following @Civilization, @CanWarMuseum, @MuseumofNature, @scitechmuseum and @AgMuseum. And at this time of year it is a smart idea to be following @winterlude.

For information you may want to know about your kids schools, follow @OCDSB or the @OttCatholicDSB.  And for updates about events or issues related to the city, follow @ottawacity or @ottawahealth, which was useful in keeping up with flu wait times back in the Fall of 2009.

And last, but not least, you can follow us at @kidsincapital!

What or who are your favorite Ottawa Twitter accounts to follow for family or kid related updates and news in the city?

Brie is the mom of a 4 year old daughter “the girl” and 2 old son “the boy”. You can read her blog at Capital Mom.