Topic and Event based Twittering – Who’s in Your Community?

Another passing observation from conference related Twitter activity and hashtag discovery.

Earlier today this tweet passed me by:

Due to an oversight in coding of of my hashtag community pipe, the community isn’t actually constructed around hashtag use – it’s based around a free text search…

…which means I can look for @jobsworth’s “hashtag” community around the terms “chris messina” OR chrismessina:

What this means is we have a really simple way of seeing who’s inside (and outside) you community for particular search terms.

On a related note, I’ve posted previously about a couple of related pipes that discover:
– folk who are using a particular hashtag around a particular search term (“hashtags around search term(s)” pipe)
– hashtags the people you follow are using (“hashtags in my network” pipe).

See Searching for Twitter Hashtags and Finding Hashtag Communities for details about the pipework…

PS see also Demonstrating Twitter in Conference Presentations for details about how to splash a map showing where (ish!) folks who’ve responded to a Twitter shout out from you are located.

Author: Tony Hirst

I'm a Senior Lecturer at The Open University, with an interest in #opendata policy and practice, as well as general web tinkering...

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