Follow Prophet Ed on twitter to interact with him on a day to day basis about the following:
- Receive scriptures from Prophet Ed
- Hear Prophet Ed's thoughts and ideas
- Prophet Ed on discussing global events
- Interlock with Prophet Ed for personal coaching
- See what other prophets are saying around the world
- Comment on posts from Prophet Ed and other prophets
- Interact with other prophets by commenting on replies and posts
▼ Hashtag List
Prophet Ed will use hashtags to simplify twitter and make it easier for followers. That way followers can decide to see everything, or only follow specific topics.
Here is a predefined list of hashtags that he will use. Please check back occasionally to make sure we have not updated or changed the list.
- #Coaching (Coaching news)
- #DailyDevotion (Daily Devotional from prophet Ed)
- #Meditation (Prophet Ed's meditational thoughts)
- #Promo (Items on sale etc.)
- #ProphetsSpeak (What are the prophets saying)
- #Scripture (Shared scripture from Prophet Ed)
- #WorldEvent (Prophet Ed's comments on world events etc.)
▼ How to post a reply on Twitter
- Find the Tweet you want to reply to.
- Click the reply icon located at the bottom of the Tweet.
- A Tweet box will pop up with the @username of the account you are replying to added at the beginning of the Tweet. Complete your reply and click Tweet to post it.
To post a mention on Twitter:
- Type your Tweet as you normally would, but replace any names you include with that person's @username. For example: "I love @Twitter!"
- Click Tweet to post it.
- Our system will recognize and link to the @username in the Tweet.
▼ How to use hashtags on Twitter
A hashtag—written with a # symbol—is used to index keywords or topics on Twitter. This function was created on Twitter, and allows people to easily follow topics they are interested in.
Using hashtags to categorize Tweets by keyword:
- People use the hashtag symbol (#) before a relevant keyword or phrase in their Tweet to categorize those Tweets and help them show more easily in Twitter search.
- Clicking or tapping on a hashtagged word in any message shows you other Tweets that include that hashtag.
- Hashtags can be included anywhere in a Tweet.
- Hashtagged words that become very popular are often Trending Topics.
Example of a Tweet with a hashtag:
Tips for using hashtags:
- You cannot add spaces or punctuation in a hashtag, or it will not work properly.
- If you Tweet with a hashtag on a public account, anyone who does a search for that hashtag may find your Tweet.
- We recommend using no more than 2 hashtags per Tweet as best practice, but you may use as many hashtags in a Tweet as you like.
- Type a hashtagged keyword in the search bar to discover content and accounts based on your interests.
▼ Hashtags on Twitter: How do you follow them?
Column-based Twitter applications like Tweetdeck can make following hashtags easy.
(Image by Tojosan article from: http://www.contentious.com/2009/03/08/hashtags-on-twitter-how-do-you-follow-them/)
As I’ve mentioned before, hashtags are a powerful tool that allows Twitter users to track what many people (especially people whom you aren’t already following) are reporting or thinking about a particular topic or event.
Here’s the catch: Hashtags aren’t an officially supported Twitter service. They’re merely a convention that Twitter users have adopted on their own, within the 140-character text-only constraints of tweeting. So you can’t really “follow” hashtags through the main Twitter site.
Many third-party Twitter tools and services “play nice” with hashtags — but you must first know what these tools are and how to use them in order to get maximum value from hashtags.
This can lead to a bit of basic confusion, especially among people who are new to Twitter. Specifically, how exactly do you follow a hashtag?…
“So I just Twitter track #bisphenol and it will search for tweets with bisphenol? Where are instructions?”
I hear many similar questions. So let me use Pete’s example to show a few options for tracking Twitter hashtags…
YOU CANNOT “FOLLOW” A HASHTAG DIRECTLY THROUGH YOUR TWITTER ACCOUNT
This is perhaps the most confusing point for people who are new to hashtags — but it’s important to understand. From your Twitter account you can only “follow” other Twitter users (accounts set up for an individual, organization, project, event, etc.). A hashtag is not a Twitter account that you can click a “follow” button for.
A hashtag is not a source of tweets. Rather, it’s a way to label (tag) tweets so they can be easily pulled together.
TWITTER SEARCH: EASIEST WAY TO TRACK HASHTAGS
Since a hashtag is nothing more than a character string inserted into a tweet, it’s something that you can search Twitter for. Therefore, the most basic way to track hashtags through your web browser is:
- Go to Twitter Search.
- Search for a hashtag you want to track. Include the “#” in your search query. Here’s a search for #bisphenol
- Keep that page open in a browser tab, and refresh it periodically to see the latest results. Or subscribe to the feed for your search in your feed reader, and check there occasionally for updates.
If I plan on only following a hashtag for a short time (up to a couple of hours), I usually just track it via twitter search. But for something I want to watch from several hours to a day or more, I used a different tool…
COLUMN-BASED TRACKING TOOLS
There are many, many third-party tools for using and monitoring Twitter. Several of these allow you to set up columns to track tweets based on search terms. One that I use quite often is Tweetdeck, a very slick Adobe AIR application that runs on your computer.
Tweetdeck allows you to configure up to 10 columns where you follow tweets according to criteria you specify. These can be all the people you follow on Twitter (your “friends”), or a subset of friends, or the ongoing results of a Twitter search. So if you search for #bisphenol via Tweetdeck, a column will appear showing all the latest tweets using that hashtag — and it will automatically update for you. You can add, delete, or reconfigure columns anytime you like.
There are also configurable web-based Twitter tracking tools like Monitter that offer similar capabilities. Personally I prefer Tweetdeck, but that’s just a matter of preference.
…So those are the bare basics for how to follow a hashtag. They’re definitely not the only options, but they’re some of the simplest. And if you want to look up what specific hashtags mean (or spread the word about a hashtag you launched or like), there are some hashtag glossaries that can help.