Connecting #lka tweeps for quicker blood donation matches

‘A place to connect with strangers’, that would be my immediate reply if someone asked me to describe Twitter in 6 words. Most of us reading this blog would more or less have clicked on a link on twitter, so the audience is right, please do keep reading, it will get a bit more interesting, … Continue reading

Sri Lankan television networks, its time to Hashtag (#) programmes

Twitter Power - Hashtags

If you are a regular twitter user in Sri Lanka, you would have noticed by now a few local hashtags such as #sajje and #FASL being used by tweeps regularly. Firstly, hashtags are fun cause it gives a common topic for tweeps to tweet about. It also allows us to connect with new people who … Continue reading

More than a twitter conversation with Richard Branson

Richard Branson (sockless) [pic taken from his blog]

So 4th of October 2011 was when Richard Branson opened up to a conversation on twitter. Prior to this, he was merely broadcasting his thoughts/voyagers/experiences instead of actually having a conversation with anyone on the twittersphere. This was his tweet that prompted twitter followers to converse with him: Join me for live-tweeting at 3.30pm BST … Continue reading

TweetupSL 2 – Sri Lankan twitter users meet up in person

TweetupSL 2 - The Cake, coutesy @PereraAndSons

The Tipping Point A small group of individuals accidently created the first Tweetup in Sri Lanka. It was when @udaraumd, @moshanthi and @rebelinpurple were discussing on Twitter about meeting up. A few others joined in tweeting to meetup in person too. This ultimately resulted in having the first Tweetup in Sri Lanka with just over … Continue reading

#FASL – ‘Follow a Sri Lankan’ on twitter – Let’s encourage it

It begins.. I have been on twitter ever since Sukanti encouraged me after seeing our first issue of diGIT in February 2009.  It had been slow at first but did not take me long to realise the importance of having a twitter account and the benefits that could be shared among the twitter followers. First … Continue reading