Originally published by me at Western 106 Dispatches – DS106 Tricks (see it there)

Me: Holy frijole! (slaps head)

I’ve been yawing and yammering out in Twitter Land with the #western106 hashtag and plum forgot to set up a corral collectin’ pen with the Twitter TAGS Tool by Martin Hawksey (Honarary Scottish Techno Cowboy).

Because heck yeah, long before Silicon Cowfolks like the Jack Dorsey Gang, putting our ranch mark on the stuff we move has been a fixture of the western way. That’s right, usin’ a hashtag is like usin; a brandin’ iron without the stench of burnt flesh.


And the Twitter TAGS Worksheet that Martinn’s tool provides is the pen where we round up them wandering herd of tweets. Now in place we got attached to this site’s navigatin’ menu:

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Me, I am not fond of gazin’ at little boxes of numbers, I like the visuals, so like the stars in open western sky, I like seeing the constellation of twitter active from the Conversation Explorer, it’s just startin’ out.

Twitter Talkin' as of January 8, 2016

Twitter Talkin’ as of January 8, 2016

Dern, I forgotten my own advice to ALWAYS make a Twitter Tags sheet when starting a new hashtag drive.

Image credit: By Jonas Dovydenas, 1939-, Photographer (NARA record: 2724131) (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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