Today I took several of Hannah's friends off to Diggerland.
I understand that when someone else is taking your child somewhere there's some nervousness on the part of the parent. You want to know your child is safe and having fun.
I could have texted parents regularly. I could have tweeted our progress using my usual Twitter account but the tweets would have been meaningless and overly numerous for people who follow that account. So I decided to set up an event Twitter account.
The Twitter account @260611 was created for today. To follow it parents didn't need to set up a Twitter account they could just go straight to twitter.com/260611.
This provided, almost, real time reporting of activity, except where I needed my hands for driving or eating or whatever.
As well as reassurance for parents it provides the children with a record of the day.
The only issue was relying on the 3G network to upload images. This was suboptimal but not a project killer. And the next time I need a similar facility I just need to change the account name.