Help Us Kick Off Earth Day by Sharing Your #greentip

Earth Day is upon us, and to kick things off, I thought this might be a good time to try our first #hashtag experiment. If you've got a green tip (or links to green articles you find useful) that you think might be useful to other folks, please share it on Twitter. It doesn't have to be Dell-related, or even technology-related. We're just asking you to share your tips for living greener. If you're new to the whole hashtags thing, here's what you need to know to get started:

  • Create a Twitter account – It's pretty straightforward… go to this link and Enter a User Name, Password, and e-mail address
  • Follow @hashtags – Do this by going to, logging in, and entering "hashtags" in the search window near the top of the Twitter main page, then click the Follow button
  • Type your green tip in the Twitter comment box (in 130 characters or less)
  • End your tweet with #greentip (no "s" on the end, all one word).
  • Press the update button

Essentially, any time you share a green tip and complete it with #greentip at the end of the tweet, you are enabling it to be tracked here, and if you prefer RSS feeds, you can check that out here. For more information on how hashtags work, take a look at this Making the most of hashtags blog post from Chris Messina.

Update: Chris Messina himself just weighed in with an alternate way to track the tips: Looks similar to the Twitter web interface, makes the tweets pretty easy to read. Thanks for the suggestion, Chris!

But, I don't want to get too bogged down in a technology discussion. This is about Earth Day, and it's about sharing green tips that have worked for you. We'll be reading the tips that you share. 

One more quick reminder: if you want to see the complete list of green tips, go here. And if you want to track it via RSS, go here.

Happy Earth Day, folks!

About the Author: Lionel Menchaca