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#yeg – Year in Review - MasterMaq.ca Blog
It's hard to believe that just a single year has gone by since the first tweet with the #yeg hashtag. It has become such a core part of the Edmonton Twitter community that it's difficult to imagine what microblogging would be like without it! If I remember correctly, I found about the #yyc hashtag while I was in Calgary for BarCampCalgary2 on June 14th, 2008. I learned from @wintr that a few Calgarians had started using the hashtag to tweet about things related to their city. I thought it might be a good idea to do something similar here in Edmonton. This is what I wrote: #Edmonton Twitterers...our neighbours to the south have started using the hashtag #yyc to self organize...cool idea we should borrow? #yeg The rest, as they say, is history. A few highlights from the past year: #yeg was mentioned on CTV when Carrie Doll did a story on Twitter at the beginning of March. #yeg trended to #5 on Twitter Search on March 24th as Edmontonians were tweeting about the fire on Rice Howard