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!)
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.
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.
I don't mind getting the odd
#NGStagged post about the National Gardens Scheme http://ngs.org.uk/ ... other than that the "hijacking" hasn't been too bad.
OK, it does seem to have got worse of later. The nature of Twitter hastags :(
And the tag goes to...?
... to #deepseq
Well, I tend to agree actually ... but hmm ... I was looking for a community consensus, so ... hmm ...
Calling #deepseq as the majority preference may have been premature (and I don't like it either).
Not that I care about this issue personally, but stating what is majority preference depends on how you calculate it - including or excluding downvotes?
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 ...
(And as Casey is hinting at as well ... being hard to make a fair choice)
(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.
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?
Maybe things have improved ... at the time when I posted this, there were lots of noise for the #NGS hashtag.