National Archives sign at Kew Gardens Station

National Archives sign at Kew Gardens Station


Twitter trending topics, is this a new kind of chain letter game?

A posting to the WEB4LIB mailing list reminded me of many a chain letter I've received. This one has a library twist. It's all for a good cause, raising the profile of libraries around the world by gaming Twitter's top 10 trending topics list. Here's how Jorge Serrano-Cobos of pitched it:

Let me invite you to participate in a librarian collaborative global e-marketing experiment: to make #biblioteca (means "library" in spanish) one of top 10 Twitter trending topics TOMORROW!

Yes, this initiative will happen tomorrow, Tuesday August 10, 2010 for one hour, from 10:00 a.m to 11:00 (New York), or 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (in Spain).

The idea is to have thousands of people (librarians, patrons, readers,

everybody) around the world sharing many posts during that time, achieving (through the collective strength) that the hashtag #biblioteca to scale to the top 10 trending topics on Twitter at that time.

What to talk about? Share recommendations of books, interesting librarians sites or talk about activities occurring in libraries. In short, talk of libraries just using hashtag #biblioteca. Have fun and tell it to your friends throughout the world!

No matter if you use English in your comments, but simply use the library hashtag #biblioteca, not (or not only) #library

If you want, we can arrange the same initiative for #library another day.

Just tell us and many Hispanic librarian twitters will support it.

Thank you very much in advance, and regards from Spain ;-)

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