Are You Keying RIGHT NOW?

Today (Thursday, March 11th) from 1:00 to 4:00 pm (Mountain Time) we will be holding our 2nd ever Virtual Keying Party. If you are keying right now here’s what you need to do to participate:

  1. Don’t have a Twitter account? Go to and sign up for FREE.
  2. Once you have that setup go to and follow us.
  3. In the Twitter search box (about halfway down your Twitter homepage on the right hand side), search for #awap and then save the search.
  4. Open up your AWAP Keying Tool, download some image sets and start keying.  (Don’t have the keying tool yet? Go here to download it and join in the fun.)

We will have AWAP staff on line on Twitter (and many of your fellow keyers) to answer any questions you may have.  Want to know what to tweet about? Here are a few ideas:

  1. Have a question about a record you are keying? Tweet about it and watch for our quick reply.
  2. Waiting for some image sets to download? Tweet about what projects you are working on and see how many others are doing the same.
  3. Finished an image set? Tweet how many records you keyed.
  4. Done for the day? Tweet the total number of records you keyed today.

I think you get the idea. Just remember to use the hashtag #awap to participate in and keep track of the conversation.

Hope to see you there this afternoon!

And all together now – Happy Keying!

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In three hours this afternoon, 279 of you keyed and arbitrated a total of 21,596 records. That’s about 30% more than we keyed on previous Thursday afternoons!

We had several of you on Twitter asking questions and interacting with each other. It was fun to tweet with you. It’s also fun to remember that we are all in this together. It’s easy to forget that when I’m sitting by myself in my living room in the evenings, laptop on hand, keying away in isolation.

For those of you who couldn’t join us, watch this blog for an announcement of next month’s Virtual Keying Party. We’ll try to do it at different times and days of the week each month to accommodate as many of you as possible.

Thanks again everyone for a fun afternoon!