The Missing Link! Why Twitter Won’t Work In Learning…

(This was a footnote in my previous post, but for clarity I’ve moved it here…)

I recently posted about how Twitter creates a searchable archive which could be used in learning and knowledge management. I was clearly mistaken. The Twitter hashtag for the whisky tasting I recently went to was “#SMWStaste”. There were a couple of hundred tweets with the tag. But searching Twitter, Twitzap or DABR returns no results; googling #SMWStaste produces a few results, but no one page that shows all the conversations.

In essence, the conversations have been lost. I can get to my Tweets by scrolling back through everything I have tweeted until I get to 30 September on DABR, but the page numbers a relative, so I can’t show them to you – more tweets will push back the page number. This is bloody useless. I am disappointed. I thought the point of hashtags was enable effective searching. Clearly not.

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