The Economical Gamer Twitter feed has been around for a while. Many thanks to CHWong who has been diligently updating our Twitter with current content and happenings from the website. He's been keeping our current 600+ followers up-to-date.
Now its time for more! As you've probably noticed the Bargain Chat has changed. The shoutbox is gone and in its place is a whole new feature fully integrated into Twitter. I've noticed a trend of increased traffic and importance in Bargain Chat content and thought it was about time to release it from its tiny cage. Twitter is the perfect home for bargain watching and I hope anyone attached to the old shoutbox or is currently unfamiliar with Twitter will explore the new options that are now available to them.Check out these two links:http://twitter.com/ecogamerhttp://search.twitter.com/search?q=ecogamerHere's some of the power Twitter brings:
- Filter for specific content like consoles, game titles or online stores (see: http://search.twitter.com/operators
- More than just Economical Gamer members can participate
- Post bargains from your mobile phone
- RSS feeds (that can be customised using Twitter search filters)
- Dedicated Twitter applications can inform you of updates instantly
- Longer conversation history
- Submit Tweet as an Article so it can become main content (using our website)
- Use Tweetpic to upload imagesOne important note:
The primary motivator for removing the shoutbox was because it was used for valuable information. Content in the shoutbox was short-lived, hard to read and easily lost. Thats why there's now a dedicated Bargain Chat page. What I want to bring to everyone's attention is that if you ever see a valuable Tweet, you can use the "Submit as Article" link
to submit the Tweet for staff approval. Common use of this feature will ensure good content is never lost.Discussion time
I've only just started using Twitter myself so I know how easy it is to miss cool ways to use it. I think this is a good opportunity to discuss the possabilities of what we can do and what Twitter applications people enjoy using.