Twitter is the "All you can eat" buffet of social information on the web with selections that range from mundane to profound, inconsequential to game changing. With millions of tweets being tweeted everyday the question remains, what should we read on Twitter?
If you are here reading this I am going to assume you are interested sustainability like myself. At first I had a hard time weeding through all the internet marketers and random "noise" to find other like minded green tweeps (people on Twitter). A little while back, fellow blogger @maxgladwell (with the help of @sheagunther and @nowsourcing) came up with #ecomonday. Similar to #followfriday, #ecomonday is a way to recommend and find green and sustainably minded tweeps.
This new meme has done a lot to solve the Green Twittervore's dilemma, making it easy to find great green tweeple to feed your hungry mind with sustainably focused tweets. Simply search for #ecomonday and you'll see thousands of like minded tweeps, with new ones every Monday. Another easy way to find these green tweeps is by going to the Twitter user @ecomonday and look at who they are following. That account follows all the green tweeps from #ecomonday but it is hand screened to weed out (most of) the spammers.
Generally people blast their #ecomonday recommendations out in a list format like this:
Some #ecomonday faves @earthable @reenymal @lighterfootstep @globalpatriot @mattgup @yourshortbreak @treehugger @eco_jo @chrisbaskind
This can get a little overwhelming and some spammers have caught on and inserted themselves into the mix by tagging themselves and each other with #ecomonday, so there recently has been a push to make #ecomonday recommendations more meaningful by recommending one person at a time and saying why they are follow worthy like this one I sent out about Twitter powerhouse @Twilightearth:
#ecomonday ...& the alpha Green @TwilightEarth who's developed a HUGE green following through tweeting good stuff, not follower whoring
(just a note for those who are wondering, follower whoring is the act of following anyone and everyone indiscriminately just to get reciperocal followers)
If all this sounds like crazy talk because you don't know what @ this and # that means here is a good primer to give you basic rundown of twitter and get you up on all that Twingo (twitter lingo):
If you area ready to start consuming all those great green tweets check out our:
It's nothing fancy, it's just a list of all our favorite Green Twitter users. I'm sure we are missing some great ones but I'm gradually building the list so check back and feel free to make suggestions. One thing I can tell you is no one on that list is a spammer!