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Should we add a hashtag, or other particular prefix/suffix to the blog tweets, to distinguish them from the regular question tweets? If so, what?

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It doesn't have to be a hashtag. What about:

Blog: <title>

Edit: I've modified the Twitter settings, so all blog tweets should now be in this format.

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    I think using a prefix like that reduces the impact of the title (which was presumably designed to be attention-getting by itself). A #blog hashtag, at the end as usual, avoids that problem and seems designed for representing metadata, and should make it easier and clearer for folks to classify entries. – nealmcb Jul 19 '11 at 18:36
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There already exists both #security and #infosec hashtags. Looking at the posts tagged with each, either could work, though #infosec might be better grouping for what we want.

I don't know how to tell which one has more followers, but if that information is available it should guide the choice.

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    I'm not sure why this one has a couple down-votes, but I actually like it because it gets exposure for our content in areas where non-SE users might take notice. – Iszi Jul 19 '11 at 15:11
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It seems that most tweets from https://twitter.com/#!/StackSecurity link to new qustions, and have a hashtag set based on the tag of the question. The tweets about blog entries have no tag at all.

I think just #blog is good. I like the sound of #SecSEblog, but I think for this case we don't want a unique hashtag. After all the sender is already sort of a brand combining StackExchange and Security. We want a hashtag that is helpful and ties us in to other stuff in the blog world. So #blog seems to fit the bill.

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