Twitter ye Not!

Twitter, my new pastime. It’s a mini-game within the internet, and though I’ve been using it a while it’s really just exploded. You can follow celebs like Stephen Fry, or nobodies like me. And with this new explosion, there’s also a ton of interesting gaming-related twitterpeeps you can follow and interact with in what can only be described as static instant messaging. Personally, I love it. You may hate it, but with it getting into the news, you can guarantee it’s about to get even bigger.

Some twitters I think you should follow (I’m not going to put people’s personal ones… yet, but you can probably find a BUNCH of WAR bloggers and others on twitter with a bit of detective work – or asking people ;p): WARHerald, RockPaperShot, Massively 

Twitter also allows for something called hash tags. If you use a hash tag in a post, such as #Warhammer it can then be searched together with all other posts with the same tag. So I’m thinking, what we need is to agree on a tag for us all to use if we have a twitter post up of interest to the WAR community (using #WAR might be a bit scary considering #war, so we probably need something else). Suggestions gratefully received!!

Also, I’m thinking of making a blogroll-type thing with all the Gaming/WAR-related twitter feeds/people. If you want to be included, then leave a comment here, or tweet me!

(and thanks to Spinks for the much more awesome title for the blog post)

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5 Responses

  1. I was going to write a post like this yesterday 🙂

    Nice job!

  2. I like the hashtag idea — I’ve yet to decide whether I want to follow all those Mythic (and a grunch of other) devs on Twitter — I’m following maybe 30-odd people and already I find the feed a) makes my eyes bleed in the morning and b) exceeds the signal:noise ratio I’m comfortable with. I’m worried that adding a gajillion new people will just make me stop checking twitter at all as I get overloaded with random crap from random people. (I have a low tolerance for background noise, and Twitter is that — even if I contribute a fair bit to it myself. I never said I was consistent! :D)

    But yes — #WAR might not be the best idea. #WHAM? Oh wait, George Michael might sue. Hrm. Warhammer — great name, BAD acronym choices (in that they’re all already taken).

  3. May I suggest #WAAGH

    Also I like, and loathe twitter at the same time, it’s like a little too much info. And it makes my eyes bleed as well.

    I’d be interested in trying this bold new experiment.

  4. How about #AoB for Age of Blogging. Isn’t that a WAR catch phrase?

  5. […] 1:Twitter ye Not! – This past week has been loads of fun on Twitter (Shameless Plug). Most news things this week were heard first from the devs on Twitter actually. […]

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