– a new way to get your news

I want to share a new information hunting technique I learned this week.

I'm sure you know about Twitter, the 140 char microblogging service. I just found a new way to organize and find the tweets that you're interested in: It actually launched a couple months ago, but it was only in the past week that someone showed me a clever way to use it.

I didn't think it very useful when it launched because was being pitched as a daily newspaper. Twitter is of the moment, and it didn't make much sense to get a day's tweets the next morning. But then Mike Cane made a daily paper based on the Twitter tag #ePrdctn.

I like it because it helps me find the tags that are only rarely posted on Twitter. Okay, #ePrdctn is fairly active, but I have a half dozen that get used maybe twice a day. Now I don't have to remember to search for the tags; I can just check

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

1 Comment on – a new way to get your news

  1. Ha! I set up the #ePrdctn as a test because it was the only hashtag I could grab at that moment. It’ll be active when Liz is back from vacation and does her daily tweeting.

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