So, have you heard of this social networking thing called Twitter? It's kind of a big deal. Lots of PAXers are on Twitter. We call ourselves the Twitter Shitters
. I'll use a list to keep track of everyone's Twitter names. That way when new people join they can start following everyone. So if you're on Twitter, reply to this thread with your name (@name)
and I will add you to the list
! If you're not on Twitter, sign up
!How to get started on Twitter:
Populating your friend list
Recommended Twitter Apps
Once you have registered on twitter, simply go to this list
and click on "follow list". If you don't want to follow the PAX community (anti-social!) then bookmark the list
itself and check on it when you need a dose of nerdy PAX goodness (yes, I just said that. Deal with it).Using Twitter at your desk
Twitter is accessible from just about any device that has an internet connection. While it has a decent web interface, the real power of twitter comes from the third party applications that access it using the API. It's best to consider Twitter to be the "pipes" and these applications to be the "faucets". The simplest way to get your PC or Mac connected to twitter is Tweetdeck
.Using Twitter on the go
Twitter is designed to work with SMS (hence the 140 character limit). You can link your cellphone to your twitter username and begin texting tweets by clicking here
. If you have a smartphone, then I suggest that you refer to the "Recommended Twitter Apps" list below and find a suitable application for your device. This will provide you with a better interface, the ability to quickly attach pictures to your tweets, and a cheaper monthly phone bill.Common Twitter Verbiage
Purpose: Good for quick responses and continuing a discussion.
- comment (Example: "@rulesaremyenemy
emergency dance party?!?!")
Purpose: Used for sending private information or any conversation that you don't want to share with the general community
Format: D username - comment (Example: "D chelseabot why won't your mom return my calls?")
Purpose: Used for sharing something another person has said
Format: RT @username
- comment (Example: "RT @TimDisaster
: If Google buys twitter, would that mean that twitter would instantly go back to a beta status?")
Note: only use the original authors name, a re-tweet should not look like "RT @rulesaremyenemy
: If Google buys twitter, would that mean that twitter would instantly go back to a beta status?"
That's it, your on Twitter! Send out funny jokes, anecdotes from your life, link to articles, share pictures, do whatever you want with your new connection to the human race.
, Tweetie (Mac OS X only)
, Seesmic Desktop
, Destroy Twitter
iPhone/Touch: Tweetie (rebranded as the official Twitter app), Tweetdeck, Twinkle, Twitterific, TwitterFon
Android: Tweetdeck, Twicca, The Official twitter App, TwitterDroid
Nintendo DS: DSTwitterHash Tags
Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets. Add these hash tags to the end of any tweets related to the subject.
- Bring Your Own Computer LAN
- Cross-Country Supertrip 2011
- General PAX Prime related tweets
- General PAX East related tweets
- West Coast Train Trip 2011
- Pre-PAX Dinner 2011
- Tri-Wizard Drinking Tournament 2011
- Hashtag for UK PAXers to discuss weekly meetups, dark beers, and how they are generally better then americans in every way. Well, maybe not that last one.The Official Twitter Shitter T-Shirt
The PAX Tweetup
The official Twitter Shitter T-Shirt for PAX Prime 2010 is here!
Look at how sexy that is. I know that you want one for yourself
Every year at PAX we have a tweetup on Sunday night. Essentially we pick a bar close to the convention center, blast out the time and place on twitter all weekend, and then see who shows up. This is a great way to put names to faces and meet new friends. The tweetup will run from around 8pm until last call, so feel free to stop by before or after any other sunday night events that you might be attending!