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#yeg turns ten - MasterMaq.ca Blog
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the #yeg hashtag on Twitter. Here is the first #yeg tweet: #Edmonton Twitterers...our neighbours to the south have started using the hashtag #yyc to self organize...cool idea we should borrow? #yeg— Mack Male (@mastermaq) June 20, 2008 That's probably the only time I have used #Edmonton! Ever since then, it has been nothing but #yeg. Here's what I wrote about that tweet back in 2009: "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." Timing counts for a lot, and my Twitter story is no different. I was in the right place at the right time and joined Twitter early, on July 14, 2006. It was a fun and frustrating time (remember the fail whale) to be on Twitter. I convinced Sharon to