Hey Knitters… confused on how to search for other knitters, or other things happening in the “Twitterverse”?
There are LOTS of neat tools out there that can help you find other knitters, find out what other folks are knitting, find out about the latest knitting videos folks are talking about. I took a few screenshots of three helpful tools you might want to start with. You’ll want to click on
Twitter Search – here I took a screen shot of two searches I did, one for the word “knitters” and one for the word “knitting”:
Maybe you’ve heard of folks “tweeting” about words with a # before the word.. perhaps a discussion of something like #Stitches… what to do? Throw it into the Twitter Search and be part of an ongoing conversation. This is a great way to find other folks to follow as well!
Another Twitter search tool that you can use that updates itself in real time after a number of seconds is TweetScan
Here’s a sample search I did with this service. Once you do a search, hang out a bit (on the real search, not the picture) and watch it update itself:
Now.. ready to ramp it up? Try TweetGrid! You can follow 4 or more searches at a time, and see them update live… in this example I put in 4 separate terms related to knitting. It’s a bit overwhelming at first, but this is a great way to follow a bunch of search terms at once – it’s a big picture so I’ll give you the direct link:
(added 1/30/09) I found this interesting people directory of folks on Twitter by interest areas, profession, all sorts of categories: Twellow A search on knitters here yields pages upon pages of very detailed info.. great if you’re looking for folks to follow:
So knitters (and spinners and weavers and you name it..) – don’t be afraid.. dive into Twitter and start poking around! I’ll follow this up in a week or so with some more suggestions on how to get the best bang out of Twitter.