Question: Can We Agree On A Short Twitter Hashtag For Nextgen Sequencing?
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gravatar for Samuel Lampa
5.9 years ago by
Samuel Lampa1.1k
Stockholm
Samuel Lampa1.1k wrote:

There is no real consensus on a short, non-hijacked hashtag to use for "High-Througput sequencing" / "Next Generation Sequencing" on social media sites such as twitter and identi.ca. What I have seen mostly used is:

  • #NextGenSequencing (too long)
  • #NGS (hijacked)

... which tend to make them kind of useless.

So, can we please suggest/vote on different alternatives here? (Please one tag per answer, to allow for meaningful voting).

UPDATE Oct 20, 2011: By majority voting, #deepseq was the winner, so, let's see if we can get people to be using the #deepseq tag! (otherwise, we'll have to bring up the discussion again).

UPDATE Oct 21, 2011: I did withdraw the "correct answer" mark now, since there is two equal winners currently, and probably it doesn't really make sense for me to give a "correct answer", as consensus might change as more sees the poll, and it also comes up to what people will actually use on twitter. (Thanks for all the nice suggestions though, folks!)

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 5.9 years ago by pmenzel310 • written 5.9 years ago by Samuel Lampa1.1k
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I do not use Twitter, so this question is less relevant to me. But #deepseq seems too limited to me. There are a lot more we can do with NGS.

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by lh330k
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On BioStar people vote for nice answers not for hashtags. Casey's answer may even have gotten extra votes because he agreed to like another answer more himself. If you want to vote I think you should use twitter and see which hashtag gets most (re)tweets.

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Chris Evelo9.9k

I don't mind getting the odd #NGS tagged post about the National Gardens Scheme http://http://ngs.org.uk/ ... other than that the "hijacking" hasn't been too bad.

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Peter5.5k

OK, it does seem to have got worse of later. The nature of Twitter hastags :(

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Peter5.5k

And the tag goes to...?

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by David70

... to #deepseq

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Samuel Lampa1.1k

Well, I tend to agree actually ... but hmm ... I was looking for a community consensus, so ... hmm ...

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Samuel Lampa1.1k

Calling #deepseq as the majority preference may have been premature (and I don't like it either).

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Peter5.5k

Not that I care about this issue personally, but stating what is majority preference depends on how you calculate it - including or excluding downvotes?

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Casey Bergman17k

I'm redrawing the "correct answer" mark now, since there is two equal winners currently. I don't even know if it makes sense for me to give a "correct answer". As Chris states above, it's more about what people will actually start using on twitter ...

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Samuel Lampa1.1k

(And as Casey is hinting at as well ... being hard to make a fair choice)

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Samuel Lampa1.1k

(And as Casey is hinting at as well ... being hard to make a fair choice) .... and @Peter: Yeah, I was obviously a bit quick there.

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Samuel Lampa1.1k

I have not used twibes much, but gave a go to this ngs twibe .. so any tweet with #ngs from a member, gets logged in the twibe which i think is cool thoughts from others on that being workable? http://www.twibes.com/group/ngs

why did you say #NGS is hijacked?

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Bioinfosm610

Maybe things have improved ... at the time when I posted this, there were lots of noise for the #NGS hashtag.

ADD REPLYlink written 5.8 years ago by Samuel Lampa1.1k
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5.9 years ago by
Larry_Parnell16k
Boston, MA USA
Larry_Parnell16k wrote:

A shorter tag is better and so I would offer #NGSeq. There are only 2 Tweets for this tag as of this moment.

ADD COMMENTlink written 5.9 years ago by Larry_Parnell16k

I tend to think this one is the most realistic at the moment ... would imagine 99% of folks to look for something around "NextGen" when searching for the right tag ...

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Samuel Lampa1.1k

I tend to think this one is the most realistic at the moment ... would imagine 99% of folks to look for something around "NextGen" when searching for the right tag ... I mean, maybe it's a too big task to both change the accepted term of use, and the twitter tag, both at the same time?

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Samuel Lampa1.1k
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5.9 years ago by
Casey Bergman17k
Manchester, UK
Casey Bergman17k wrote:

how about #deepseq, since we are already beyond NGS and onto next-NGS, so "next" generation sequencing is something of dated term, while deep sequencing will be with us for many years to come.

ADD COMMENTlink written 5.9 years ago by Casey Bergman17k
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I agree +1, but still see "NextGen" everywhere that this term will not soon be banished from the lexicon.

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Larry_Parnell16k
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not necessarily all studies deepseq, nor is PACBIO deep at the moment - but other than these, great word

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Haibao Tang2.9k

Nonsense; the term Next Generation Sequencing" is as timeless as "New Wave Music".

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Gareth Palidwor1.6k

As Alastair Kerr's post hints at, there's just so many types of "seq", and as mentioned above, not all "seq" is even very "deep", so I wonder whether "bio" wouldn't be the "least common denominator", so "#bioseq"?

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Samuel Lampa1.1k

As Alastair Kerr's post hints at, there's just so many types of "seq", and as mentioned above, not all "seq" is even very "deep", so I wonder whether "bio" wouldn't be the "least common denominator", so "#bioseq"? (Feel free to add if anybody else likes it. Don't like answernig own q)

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Samuel Lampa1.1k

Ok, majority seems to be quite clear about this one, so here goes the mark!

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Samuel Lampa1.1k

... so, let's see if we can get people to be using the #deepseq tag! (otherwise, we'll have to bring up the discussion again)

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Samuel Lampa1.1k

(Have withdrawn as correct answer. Not planning to give mark from here on. See update on main post for details)

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Samuel Lampa1.1k
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5.9 years ago by
Chris Evelo9.9k
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Chris Evelo9.9k wrote:

Since none of them makes us happy or even smile... What about #GATACA? The movie (entitled GATTACA) doesn't cause that much noise, and it is easy to remember since it is different from everything you thought it might be. I know it doesn't discriminate from Sanger sequencing, but how often do you need that as a hashtag anyway.

ADD COMMENTlink modified 5.9 years ago • written 5.9 years ago by Chris Evelo9.9k
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Nice idea: perhaps even #GATC would be suitably abstract

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Alastair Kerr5.2k
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5.9 years ago by
pmenzel310
pmenzel310 wrote:

HTSeq as suggested improvement over #HTS

ADD COMMENTlink modified 5.9 years ago by Michael Kuhn4.9k • written 5.9 years ago by pmenzel310
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5.9 years ago by
pmenzel310
pmenzel310 wrote:

I think #HTS (=High Throughput Seq) is easy enough :-)

ADD COMMENTlink written 5.9 years ago by pmenzel310
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Unfortunately there seems to be a lot of noise for #hts on twitter (see http://twitter.com/#!/search/%23hts ), but how about #htseq?

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Samuel Lampa1.1k

+1 I think Peter's suggestion is better since it also avoids 'next" in fewer characters.

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Casey Bergman17k

If anybody else likes it (HTSeq), feel free to add as a proper answer (Don't like to answer my own questions, and it was not really my idea anyway, just a variation on Peters').

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Samuel Lampa1.1k

yeah the #hts seems really busy on twitter, #htseq seems to be the much better option.

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by pmenzel310
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5.9 years ago by
David70
David70 wrote:

My proposal is #NextGenSeq

ADD COMMENTlink written 5.9 years ago by David70
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5.9 years ago by
Alastair Kerr5.2k
The University of Edinburgh, UK
Alastair Kerr5.2k wrote:

Over the last few years my core facility has not dealt with that much data derived from Sanger sequencing. I guess that this is quite common trend. I tried looking for hashtags based on sanger sequencing without much luck.

So how about just #DNASeq?

However even that may not be all that useful in future. The problems I face with all the different applications of non-sanger sequencing (ChipSeq, MAPSeq, RNASeq, miRNASEQ, epigenetics, denovo assembly) and different technologies (HiSeq, PacBio ..) can be quite unique to each application or tech. Indeed some of our 'deep' sequencing projects are not all that deep (whether they should be is a different matter...).

Would an ontology or controlled vocabulary of tweet tags work? Perhaps too complicated but worth considering.

ADD COMMENTlink written 5.9 years ago by Alastair Kerr5.2k
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Heh, yeah, quite many kinds of sequencing. "Sequencing" alone is not a good term either, since it appears in audio processing communities ... but what about #BioSeq then? :)

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Samuel Lampa1.1k

If anybody else likes it (BioSeq), feel free to suggest. I don't like to answer my own questions (and it was not completely my idea anyway, was actually inspired by DNASeq suggestion).

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Samuel Lampa1.1k

If anybody else likes it (BioSeq), feel free to add as a proper answer (Don't like to answer own question, and was not really my idea anyway, but inspired by "DNASeq")

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Samuel Lampa1.1k

But #DNASeq doesn't include RNA-Seq for transcriptomes etc.

ADD REPLYlink written 5.9 years ago by Peter5.5k
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