At times, the Twitterverse seems over-stuffed with self-indulgence (that, and pictures of lunch), but one local artist has found popularity by bringing social media to Atlanta's streets. Less than a year ago, Catlanta converted smartphone-toting Atlantans into ravenous scavenger hunters looking for his magnet and cardboard cut-out kittens. The anonymous artist first hides the craft kittens around the city, then posts a picture on Flickr, tweets clues, and posts info on Facebook. His more than 2,700 followers pursue the kittens, taking home the feline-inspired art on a first-come, first-nabbed basis. On November 10, the High Museum partnered up with the artist for Catlanta Day where patrons received free admission if they presented a kitten. So how did Catlanta win Atlanta's heart? I tweeted the man to find out.
@cl_atlanta: Interactive like this #Twinterview (I just made that up). Tell me, how do you use social media to plan a "kitten drop"?
@cat_lanta: I don't plan the hunts ahead of time. Social media allows me to get info and pics out to large numbers quickly. It makes the hunt.
@cl_atlanta: Why is it important to keep your identity secret?
@cat_lanta: It's tough to hide a kitten, photo it, and tweet it without people spotting me. It's even tougher if they know what I look like.
@cl_atlanta: Catlanta Day was great! Why do you think Atlantans covet your creations?
@cat_lanta: 1. Everyone loves cats. 2. It's a fun way to interact with your city. It's become a citywide game anyone can join in on.
@cl_atlanta: We could all learn something from their nonchalant attitude. Finally: Who are your Twitter must follows?
@cat_lanta: must follows: @fafatl, @evereman, @criminalrecords, @cl_atlanta, @mintatl, @goodie_bags, @fallen_arrows, @ABVatl, and @plfpaint.
Mo gibs muh 'dat.
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