We all talk story, twitter is a main commentary access point
It was just earlier this year during summer of 2015 when I introduced my PhD friend to twitter. The introduction was initially so he could scan support networks for this latter end of our PhD journeys with hashtags such as #PhDchat and #amwriting. Since that time brother has blown up on twitter creating quips, remarks and intelligent challenges to the status quo as well as #conqueredmentality.
We just got off the phone this morning when he asked what do you think about a Hawaii #AtoZ for 2015? and I was like "Hell yeah, that'll be super funny." Clicking on the the phone the tweets began. Check it out friends and respond, retort and retweet.
Me and my other friend are literally "living for this tweet storm". Checking our feeds just to see what the next letter is. Below are an excerpt of my highlights of this twitter storm. E. TONG generally comments on Hawaii, national as well as international politics with an emphasis on the marine environment. This "twitter storm" is dedicated to Hawaii in 2015 (pictures aren't uploading right now so just check out the feed - here)
Hooking it back to #NaiAupuni
While in Australia for the #RiseUpUoW symposium, in late November 2015, on the "Reterritorialising social media" through the uprising of Indigenous Voices there was a consortium of Native scholars, activists and active social media users (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Blogs, etc.). It was the first meeting with Native people's where I felt comfortable tweeting (as a curator for @protectmaunakea) so that we could keep our audience aware of content being shared and discussed. E. TONG was some of the few on the other end in Hawaii and around the world. On my return home he thanked me for live tweeting the event and using the hashtag so he could follow other people who were also tweeting at the symposium. The initial support was not for play by play runs but use of analysis due to the 140 character limit.
So that is goal for this upcoming Na'i Aupuni 'aha for me is to live tweet as much as possible. I like live tweeting/posting in real time. Provides context for a persons point of view and is an open platform for anyone to participate with basically, especially when multiple users are engaged in the same reference hashtag.
Just some twitter thoughts.
Katie Leimomi Kamelamela