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‘Tweeting’ helps disseminate neat stuff on the regional, York County history front

Scott Blanchard, Sunday editor at the York Daily Record/Sunday News, e-mailed me this week that someone was “tweeting” from a Civil War conference in Gettysburg.
(S)ome interesting stuff on there,” he wrote.
I checked out the link he sent and found that Blue Ridge Country magazine editor Cara Ellen Modisett was posting on Twitter impressions from the “Panel discussion at the Journey Through Hallowed Ground’s Annual Conference.”
You can see her ‘tweets’ at http://twitter.com/BRCeditor (you might have to go to second or third page). She even provided a twitpic on the panelists at http://twitpic.com/ajqsm.
It’s an example of how technology is helping disseminate neat stuff on the history front… .

I am “pushing” York Town Square posts to “followers” via Twitter, too. You can see them by clicking on http://twitter.com/JamesMcClure and if you want to get them on your Twitter account, feel free to become a follower.
Same goes with Facebook. Find Jim McClure at www.facebook.com.
We’ve tried to add a bunch of pointers on the York Town Square site so you’ll look us up. For example, you can see what other York County history bloggers are posting. Thousands of you are visiting and searching our nearly 1,500 posts for info. In fact, we long ago passed our 500,000th page view.
I’ll let you know when we reach 1 million.
Background posts: First-ever York Town Square post: Journalism goes back to the future (Sept. 18, 2005) and All Posts from the Start (allow time to load) and Most Popular Post, 2009: Availability of Microfilm an Oft-Posed Question (yes, really, low-tech microfilm).