Trying out a new way to continue this conversation: @alamedahistory

So let’s just think about the new @alamedahistory Twitter account simply as a way to expand the old house history conversation and flow of information. We’re not big into social media here, but we do like the idea of being able to exchange ideas, photos and access to knowledge and information.

Frequently, when on foot in the neighborhood or elsewhere when old buildings are involved, we’ll see something of interest and take a picture, or wonder about a clue from the past. And just like you, we run into thought-provoking information on blogs and websites we might like to share.

Now that we have been coached that Twitter is perfect for sharing these kinds of things—and understand it a bit better (ask a young person)—we’re ready to give it a try, as an experiment really. Maybe it will even spur us on to more frequent postings here. Let’s see how it works.

You can follow us now by clicking the Twitter button on the right side of this page, or by looking us up on Twitter @alamedahistory. We’ve also arranged the blog page here so you can actually see our most recent tweets over there along the right hand side. Scroll down a bit and you’ll see it. If our tweet has a photo, you’ll see that too.

We’ll try to share a few things every week, including what we’re working on next for the blog, and maybe a picture or two. Welcoming any feedback as we evaluate this new angle. But don’t worry, we won’t abandon the blog for Twitter. We’re here to stay.

4 responses

  1. I was under the impression that Twitter postings were limited to just over a hundred characters. Can you also post photos? If so, can you post a photo of message that’s more than several hundred characters?

    • Hi Garey. Can you believe all this cool technology? Yes indeed, it’s possible to “tweet” photos. Think of it as a kind-of Instagram with a 160-character count limit. Your question about how the character count relates to the photo is out of scope for us as a new tweeter (twitterer?), but you might check out the Twitter help center.

      • You lost me at “Instagram”. I did learn Morse code as a kid.

        I hope this site thrives.

        A fossil from Dolph Park,

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