About 2 months ago I wrote a blog about the Social Media applications that are out there and how overwhelmed I got with the choices.
Well I am still exploring and getting confused and having a ball at the same time. But it isn’t easy for this almost 40 year old to stay on top of things. But my favorite one, and I’ve said that already is still Twitter. And over the Weekend I learned something new and I was just like a little kid in the Candy store all excited.
There is a little thing called Hashtags. I never paid any close attention to them on Twitter. But now I am. We used to call them Channels on IRC like #germany. So when I found out through my fellow twitterfriend @marymcd what hashtags are, I immediatly was taken by it.
I have met a lot of new people and still getting to know all of them by visiting their Twitter page or blog or homepage. But so far being introduced to hashtags has been a excellent opportunity to meet new people, to twitter my little heart out and having a good time. And since I have to recover from Surgery for a few weeks, I have lots of time to go over some other ones that I have signed up for, and that are probably going to be a challenge for me. I am taking one social media scene at a time, we cannot have me on overload.
The other thing I would like to mention is that if you are on Twitter and are using one of the smaller Twitter clients like Twhirl or Snitter, which are great Clients if you are a beginner to Twitter or have a small followership to keep track off. But if you want to expand and include hashtags, I would suggest Tweetdeck. You can actually follow the hashtags in a column and don’t miss any tweets that go to that hashtag. It has proven itself to me over the weekend to be on top of things for me, otherwise I would have been really lost.
So here is to the Social media scene on Twitter. I can’t say enough great things about it. You meet so many wonderful people and make all kinds of new friends. Can you tell that I am a total twitter addict?
On a disturbing side note. I had a really bad Twitter dream last night. Twitter decided to shorten our 140 characters to 120 charters. It was a nightmare !! Don’t ever do that Twitter !! We big talkers already have a hard time expressing ourselves with 140 characters, 120 would be devastating.