#Kzoo2014 meta-twitter

Meta-conversation about #Kzoo2014, official twitter hashtag of the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, MI, May 8-11, 2014.

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  1. Before Kalamazoo began, Joshua Eyler (@joshua_r_eyler) began a conversation with some active medievalist twitter users to set guidelines for using twitter. He pointed out a posting by Dorothy Kim (@dorothyk98) on the proper etiquette of twitter usage during sessions.
  2. Some confusion arose regarding the proper hashtag to use for the conference. The official hashtag is #kzoo2014 but some people thought it was #kzoo14.
  3. While the plans to use #kzoo14 as a "rogue" hashtag never transpired, there was a bit of oscillation between the #Kzoo2014 and #kzoo14 hashtags when the conference first began.
  4. The (sometimes accidental) toggling between #kzoo2014 and #kzoo14 hashtags resulted in some meta-commentary.
  5. While people seemed to catch on to the #kzoo2014 hashtag, the use of hashtags for session numbers took some time to catch on. Angie Bennett Segler (@MedievalAngie) decided to make it her mission to encourage people to use session hashtags so people in other sessions (or not attending the conference) could follow along. She gave twitter "high fives" to people who used them properly.
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