I started seeing a lot of travelers using the #TNI hashtag on Twitter yesterday. (#TNI = "Travelers Night In")
A "hashtag" on Twitter is a keyword that begins with a "#" symbol. It's a way to organize Twitter messages into a single stream to create something like a giant chat room.
Here is one way to view a hash tag using Twitter search:
(By including the hash tag "#TNI" in your "tweet" it will show up in the #TNI stream.)
Unfortunately, I didn't realize that the event was being hosted by Hostelworld until after it was over or I would have mentioned it here. It seems like a different company hosts it every Thursday between 3:30-5:00pm EST (GMT -5 hours).
Here is info about the event. Here is the upcoming schedule:
I think more hostels should get involved with these kinds of social media events for travel bloggers and travelers....
Another one to check out is #tourismchat:
Are hostels interested in chatting on Twitter with travelers and travel blogs? If there is any interest, we could set up a live Twitter chat...