Mr. Tech and the Holiday Ale Fest

Whoo-boy, look at me go. In the left-hand column, you'll see a live twitter feed that is updated with hashtags #haf2010 or #holidayalefest. I intend to begin adding my own when I arrive for the first time this afternoon.

Some people have questioned the value of Twitter--and perhaps rightly so. But I've discovered that when you link it up to live events, the chatter that emerges from them creates a kind of real-time snapshot of the event. Kari Chisholm pioneered this at BlueOregon with political events, and I am slowly trying to follow suit. Want to find out what the buzz beers are? Want to find out what just came on or just blew? Crowd-sourcing the info is a great way to go.

Anyway, enjoy. And remember, use the correct hashtags!