It is in the Buzz
Since last Monday, if you have the slightest interest in nature and green living, you can not have missed the #ecomonday hashtag on Twitter.
What is it? It originates from a tweet made by @MaxGladwell. The first tweet looks like this.
In the quoted link to Shea Gunther’s blogpost “The great green Twitter follow parade”, Shea points out that just 10 green people on the last #followfriday on Twitter was just not enough. There was a call for all Green tweople to list their Twitter accounts in the comment section. This was a week ago. Soon it was re-tweeted all over Twitter and today it could hardly be missed. It is incredible how viral Twitter can become. Since last Monday a couple of thousand tweets have been sent containing the “#ecomonday” tag. Shea also gives credit to Jeremya Owyang @jowyang, who is a Twitter guru. Credit where credit is due.
Ecomonday has evolved not only to recommend people to follow, but also recommending specific web-pages and blogs, as well as recommending eco-businesses.
I suggest you check Max Gladwell’s site to check for the Tweets containing the #ecomonday hashtag. If you use Tweetdeck or a similar application, you may want to open a search column for the hashtag.
Finally quoting Shea:
If we can get this out wide enough to all the eco-minded Tweople, we can firm up our connections to one another and come out a stronger, more followed mass of greenies. Knowledge and connections are power and the more networked we are the better able to blast out the message that the environment needs to be a consideration in our headlong rush towards the future.
If you haven’t got a clue what Twitter is yet, check out these posts.
They are mostly directed towards birders, but anyone can grasp the essence in these posts. (You are on a birdwatching site in case you did not notice – but the owner is very interested in Social Media and Green.)