Today I added myself to WeFollow with the tags #genealogy, #technology, and #innovation.
WeFollow allows Twitter users to specify 3 tags that describe them best. It then ranks the most popular Twitter users for each tag based on the number of Twitter followers.
I was surprised to find myself in the top 10 for #genealogy.
So in case it doesn’t last long, I took a screen capture:
What do you mean you have never heard of it before? You must not be on Twitter.
What is Twitter you ask?
The quick explanation of Twitter is that it is like blogging, but you only have 140 characters to get your message across. Some call it micro blogging. What do you twitter about? You answer the question: “What are you doing?” Some take it literally and some just share what they are thinking about at the time. It is a great way to connect with others you may never meet in person. It is also a great way to get the inside scoop on things that are happening in the genealogy world.
When I joined twitter on 19 December 2008, one of the first people that I “followed” was Paul Allen, the CEO of FamilyLink.com. What that means is that any “tweet” that Paul posts, I would see as well. I was able to follow Paul on his recent trip to Auckland, New Zealand. And that is where I first heard about GenSeek.