Do you ever find a blog post, article, image or idea on Twitter that you want to come back to later? I often read posts, quotes, or view images that I want to remember or read more closely when I have time. I used to just retweet these, but it was never easy to find what I was looking for when I needed it. So many articles and posts lost to me!
Some time ago, I saw Rebekah O’Dell retweet using the hashtag #RebekahsTwitterNotebook. I sent Rebekah a message asking her about the hashtag and she explained she created it to keep the tweets she wants to save- like a virtual notebook! Brilliant! Recently I messaged Rebekah again to ask her if she learned the idea from someone else. She said she first saw Jay Nickerson use #nowherenearmynotebook as a hashtag to save his tweets.
I’ve been using #KNSTwitterNotebook for a while now to save the tweets that speak to me. If you search this hashtag, you will see all the tweets I’ve been saving. Here are a few:
If you are like me and frequently read articles and posts that resonate, challenge you or speak to you in some way, consider creating a hashtag for yourself! When you want to find your tweet again, just search for your hashtag in the search bar and be sure to click “Latest” to see all your tweets. A digital notebook is an easy way to save the bits of inspiration you find each day. I thought it might be fun to see what other educators are saving in their digital notebooks too, so I created a Padlet where we can share our hashtags. Please add yours if you decide to keep your own Twitter digital notebook!