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Remember when I posted about how Facebook didn’t have a “Medicine Hat” network? Well, it’s been quite a long time since then, and somewhere between then and now, a Medicine Hat network has been created on Facebook. I remember updating mine about 2 months ago and seen that there was now a Medicine Hat option instead of the Calgary one I had been using earlier.

The main reason I bring this up is because, like me, a lot of people used Calgary as an alternate – and still continue to use it! Most of them probably don’t know about the new Medicine Hat network, so hopefully this post will spread the word.

Over the last few days a website called What’s Up in the Hat? has debuted using the Ning social networking service. I will be runningĀ  and managing the website and social media presence. We have also debuted our Facebook & Twitter pages this morning.

We will be providing updates for events happening in the Medicine Hat area stretching all the way into Southwestern Saskatchewan. Our duty is to be committed to you! If you have anything you want to post on the website feel free to do so and if you can’t drop me a line at Facebook or Twitter and I am sure you can contact me somehow through our main website.

We are providing local events, possibly local news coming soon, a blog, a chat to speak with other members who are online, groups for different communities/regions and more!

Please check us out at our main website, Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace

Tweeps is the word used to describe Twitter users and even though it sounds silly and a bit pretentious, it’s far better than saying “twitterers”. Either way, Twitter has become a truly invaluable tool in terms of media and social communication. Even if it is 75% useless personal comments or spam, that other 25% can inform you in ways other mediums can not (and will not). Based on who you follow, any single or general topic is available for your consumption – you can have this information instantly as the tweeps sends it out. Best of all, you can digest the full content easily because there is a limit of 140 characters, which plays a part in the mobile world, but also forces people to strictly write the most important things.

I previously did a post previously entitled “Medicine Hat Twitte’ers” in hopes to keep an up-to-date place to post Medicine Hat tweeps, but decided it would be too hard to upkeep. It’s far better to just take a gander at who Medicine Hat Media follows to get a complete list of active Medicine Hat tweeps. Hopefully nobody takes this post too seriously, it’s not like I am the Twitter expert or anything. Here is my pick for the best five Tweeps in Medicine Hat based on the below criteria and descriptions: THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »

*UPDATE: It worked! There is now a Medicine Hat network, update your profile!*

It’s been several years since I’ve lived in Medicine Hat and several years since I’ve been on Facebook, yet there is still no Medicine Hat network on Facebook – forcing people to use Calgary as their main network. Funnily enough though, there is a Medicine Hat College network where students can register to if they are a student or former student.

Through what I have been able to find out so many people have to hit “suggest a network” (anywhere from 10 to 25 people from what I’ve seen) and submit it for Facebook to create the network. But that seems like it would have already happened by now? There is even a group called “Hey Facebook. Make Medicine Hat a Network“.

Let’s try to get the ball rolling here, everybody go here and fill out the form: Suggest a New Network.

Twitter Twittering Tweets. If you don’t already know somehow, Twitter is a social networking and extremely popular micro-blogging service that enables users to post short messages (or tweets) from their phone, computer, their own website and other devices. There is not a lot of people quite a few people and businesses that post regularly on Twitter that are from Medicine Hat. This post is another one of my famous lists, so here it goes:

*Updated July 26th, 2009*

Medicine Hat Public Library
That’s right, the MHPL uses Twitter to post updates and events happening in the Library. It’s nice to see a place you would think would be fairly old-school using this service.

Medicine Hat College
Now, even the Medicine Hat College has begun to tweet! I’m told they will begin to post event info, advisor updates and more.

Medicine Hat News
Medicine Hat News has started posting links to their top and local stories using the “twitterfeed” web application.

TriCube Media
Local web design and development company has just started using Twitter to post and will post a variety of things including finished/portfolio work, cool gadgets, internet happenings, and more.

From Womb to Cradle
The From Womb to Cradle posts about pregnancy, birth, postpartum and parenting information as well as professional events.

Memory Lane Computers
This local computer store and web development company uses Twitter to post about new stock, technology/computer news and other things.

I originally had a very large list here of individuals in Medicine Hat that post on twitter, but it just got to hard to keep up with. So instead, please take a look at who Medicine Hat Media follows (login required). We try to follow everybody from Medicine Hat, unless they have been inactive for months, then we usually un-follow them to keep our list active; however, we do try to keep all the businesses and organizations followed.

Well that concludes it, I hope you found some twitterers that tweet in Medicine Hat to follow or friend! Okay, I’m sick of saying Twitter related words now. One thing I did notice was the mass majority of Twitter users also have their own website, in most cases it is another blog which 99% of the time contains their Twitter feed in it. Comment if I have missed you!

*Thanks to Sarah and Michelle*



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