[LCA2015-Chat] LCA 2015 and twitter

Tim Serong tserong at suse.com
Wed Dec 17 11:39:10 EST 2014

On 12/17/2014 05:49 AM, Joe Brockmeier wrote:
> On 12/16/2014 12:25 PM, Bruce Clement wrote:
>>>> On 12/16/2014 04:09 AM, Sven Dowideit wrote:
>>>>>> Why exactly can't the linux.conf.au always use
>>>>>> #linuxconfau?
>>>> Aside from the fact it's way too long?
>>>> We only get 140 characters, add in a @name for saying
>>>> something about a speaker, you're already down to ~130 or
>>>> so... eating up another 12 for a hashtag kinda hurts.
>> #lxconau is the same length as #lca2015 #lxconf is even shorter
>> I haven't checked any of these for clashes.
>> For that matter, are #lca or #lca15 free?
> I checked #lca15, it's not. #lxconf is free. So is #lxconau.

TBH I don't see the sense in changing it.  Ignoring the fact that
people will tweet with whatever tags they see fit, IMO to be
worthwhile, hashtags need to either resonate with people[1], or be
obvious (or both).  The #lcaYYYY form has been in use in previous
years and has obviousness, and if the organisers *do* ultimately
request we use a different hashtag, it's too late - plenty of #lca2015
tweets already out there in the wild.  If people are worried about
collisions with other events, we just have to make sure we're louder ;)




Tim Serong
Senior Clustering Engineer
tserong at suse.com

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