I would like to thank the teams who experimented with twitter during the
twitchathon, and posted how it could be followed on the internet.
As someone who could not participate, and who finds it hard to get out
generally, it was a way for me to follow some of the excitement, and was fun
trying to work out where they where heading .
I liked being able to feel at least that little bit of a connection to what
seems like a fun event to participate in.
On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 4:48 PM, Peter Shute <> wrote:
> Yes, we've already encountered that problem. You could do every 10th bird,
> or every hour, etc. I certainly wouldn't be typing in species names very
> often. Small teams probably wouldn't bother.
> John Tongue wrote on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 4:36 PM:
> > I also find it's a pretty 'full-on' time! I barely have time to fire
> > off any pictures, let alone be sending texts and tweets (if I'd taken
> > up tweeting, which I haven't yet). I guess there is the time while
> > drivining from place to place, but even then I'm usually scanning the
> > skies!.
> > Anyway, I guess it could suit some.
> > Cheers,
> > John Tongue
> > Ulverstone, Tas.
> > (Provisional 2nd place-getter - AGAIN - in "The Great Tassie Twitch")
> > On 11/11/2009, at 3:40 PM, Peter Shute wrote:
> >> Bob, I'm not sure if your posting is really asking what is the point
> >> of Tweeting during a twitchathon, or if you just love alliteration a
> >> lot.
> >> There are a couple of reasons I can think of for doing it. One is
> >> for the fun of it, as an experiment to see if there's any use in it,
> >> the other is to attempt to turn twitchathons into a spectator sport.
> >> Sponsors might be more prepared to offer sponsorship if they can
> >> actually follow the race, and more people might feel inclined to
> >> enter a team if they followed last year's race. Of course, I can
> >> see that many teams wouldn't want the others to know what they're
> >> doing or how they're going, so that's a problem.
> >> Peter Shute
> >> Robert Inglis wrote on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 2:55 PM:
> >>> I would think that Feeding a whole lot of RSS to a bunch of
> >>> Twitching Tweeters on Twitter could create a Hashtag of any
> >>> Twichathon.
> >>> But I can't help wondering what the real purpose of a Tweeting
> >>> Twichathon would be. Would it be to record the greatest number of
> >>> tweetie-bird species or the greatest number of short-and-sweet
> >>> Tweets to the greatest number of different Tweeting Twitchers?
> >>> The thought of it leaves me all a twitchin' and a twemblin'!
> >>> Tweeeeeeet! (Do I hear the call of the near extinct -and fading
> >>> fast - Feather-billed Nude-nut?)
> >>> Bob Inglis
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