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T.O. Transit Commission Hiring on Twitter

February 19, 2010 6:40 AM | News

Posted Brian Schultz

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is looking for a new member to add to their customer service panel and they’re using Twitter to find that person.

Brad Ross, TTC’s communications manager, sent out a tweet Thursday stating, “Ok riders, looking for 1 public member for the cust. serv. panel. Tell us why it should be you in 140 char. Pls use #TTCpanel,” at about 1 p.m. ET.

A search for the #TTCpanel hashtag shows that the response has been overwhelming so far. Many people are trying to fit their resume into 140 characters by listing their qualifications, background and experience in abbreviated text.

Ross didn’t state what it would take to win the contest, but an interest in transit-related matters will likely be important.

The TTC is quite familiar with the power of Twitter, even if it was used against them in a negative sense recently. Back in January, a rider snapped a cell phone photo of a sleeping fare collector and uploaded it to Twitter. Within minutes, the pic went viral across the globe.