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Two Notes On Startup Weekend Houston

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This morning I wanted to search some tweets about Houston Startup Weekend. Then I realized I forgot the official hashtag of the event.

I did more work to try to figure out why I could't remember the hashtag and got two discoveries.

1. Twitter hashtag search results page design

Twitter hashtag search results page doesn't display archived tweets. It's a bad design.

The first search keyword I typed is #HoustonSW and Twitter doesn't display any result. Then I typed the second search keyword #SWHouston. No result again.

So, I sent out a tweet to asked one of organizers of the event what the official hashtag is.

Later, I found the answer is #HoustonSW.

Why not display the latest tweets for visitors to recall their memories? If I can see the tweets, I can make sure the search keywords I typed in is a correct hashtag.

2. Social media rules of open brand license

Then I found several Twitter user accounts related with the event and knew the newest status about it.

I also found Houston Startup Weekend lost its Twitter account @HoustonSW used in last year. This inspired me to think about the social media rules for open brand license.

The @HoustonSW account's screen name has been changed to Houston StartupDigest. Now the organizers of the event use @SWHouston id and they use Startup Weekend HOU as screen name.

created February 25, 2012

updated February 11, 2013

joined 08/10/2009
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