#kt2 -- Yes Virginia, Kossacks Tweet Too! Welcome to diary number 12 in our weekly series.
With the monumental events of the past week, Twitter truly has gone wild, and Kossacks are increasingly in the thick of it. In fact, if you search on our hashtag #kt2 on Twitter right now, you'll find over 60 tweets by over a dozen different Kossacks posted just in the past 24 hours, pointing to great diaries, celebrating victory in Texas (#StandWithWendy) and #DOMA and #Prop8, not to mention #Snowden and #NSA, and #ClimateChange and on an on, sharing the best of DKos and news from everywhere with each other and, with the wonder of hashtag cross pollination, with other progressives who may not yet be here.
That's our goal: to amplify Kossack voices by making it very easy to follow each other on twitter, and to find and respond to each other's tweets using the hashtag #kt2. Add #kt2 to your tweets. Combine our hashtag with the tags for other large progressive groups, like #uniteblue and #p2, to greatly expand our outreach to other areas of the progressive twitterverse. Promote Daily Kos by sharing links to the excellent diaries and stories posted here.
If you're not yet following everyone here, it's really easy to follow any of us on The List -- just click on the follow @... link of anyone you'd like to follow.
Or, if you have a fast internet connection, you may also click here for the permanent button list diary, where, if you're logged into your twitter account using the same browser, you can immediately see who you are already following as their buttons will be grated out, and you can go down the list and follow others right from the diary by clicking their buttons.
Not yet on The List below? Simply leave a comment IN THIS DIARY, with your twitter name preceded by @ in the header, and you will be added to the top of the New Additions list in the diary, right below the orange croissant. That makes it easy for anyone to return to the diary and click on newly added people. You'll also be added to the cumulative alphabetical listings (front pagers are shown separately) that appear right below the New Additions, and you'll be added to the permanent button list diary, so you won't need to repost your twitter handle in subsequent diaries.
We are continuing to add new people to this list even if they haven't found these diaries. If a Kossack has their twitter handle listed in their DKos profile or in a diary or comments, we take that as meaning that they'd be happy to have their name on this list, and we've been adding them as we find them. This list continues to grow in between the weekly diaries. The List should surpass 200 today.
One quick note: I discovered over the weekend that Bill Moyers' twitter account that's listed in his DKos profile is for an old and no longer used account. I can't fix the DKos profile, but I did update The List here as soon as I discovered the profile error, so what appears below -- @BillMoyersHQ -- is now correct. (There is a separate account for his show Moyers & Company, @MoyersStaff, that is not listed here.) So, if you happened to click on the Bill Moyers link that appeared before a few days ago (@BillMoyers), you should unfollow that and follow @BillMoyersHQ as listed below.
If you'd like to join our #kt2 group, or if you come across a kossack with a twitter name in their DKos profile or a twitter button in their signature, who isn't on this list -- please drop us a message.
We'd also highly recommend the extensive Fellow Kossacks twitter List compiled by RLMiller, with over 200 names. We are going through that list and adding the names here if the person has included their twitter handle in their DKos profile. Please take advantage of that list, too.
Please also check out the other active twitter group here: DKos TWEETers, run by Angie in WA State, which provides tons of useful info about using and getting the most out of twitter, and the very latest hot, trending topics and other fun stuff.
Don't forget to add #kt2 to your tweets -- see you there!