we are playing with.
Moin friends, we spend a some more quiet relaxing christmas days here and got a lot of mail and gifts. Staff visited the large family of Hugimum for some festivities and noms .. i will have to put staff on after xmas diet now 😉 . Me and Lady Minky are fine, we have ridiculous spring christmas weather here, we had sun and about 13-15 deg C here at xmas.. crazy climate for germany.
Hugodad managed to do his regular shelter (my former home 2,5 years ago) visits quite often and happily a lot of kitties found a forever home this year (we don´t have the complete numbers yet). (twitter clue: we decided to tag all our shelter tweets with hash #owlcats, so we can find them later, OWL is the german region where we live and our city is the largest in this area here). Here some of the best moments, when these cats found their #foreverhome:
Hugo Twitter year 2015
It was a real interesting year for me, Lady Minky and our staff – we really learned a lot. We met a lot of really nice animals and their humans, we learned a lot about animal communities on twitter, we started little bit of blogging again, but there are/were also a lot of downs during the year. A large # of animal friends we know went over he bridge (too many to mention), some accounts of pals we know went inactive or simply disappeared and even some friendships went broke.
In other news: the #weetigang got their own blog/website, we started it, it still needs a lot of work but we have a start, some help/assistance/ideas with would be appreciated .. feel welcome.
On the technical side of Twitter, there were also some news (some ok, some bad or just stupid):
- Most annoying for me: notifications on the Twitter networks seem to be notoriously unstable/unreliable/notifications get lost (mobile devices worst), we get and see a lot of complaints about this topic.
- Twitter made the very stupid decision to replace the non-broken fav-star(!) with stupid FB-like hearts (do u really love to put the hearts on sad news tweets and links ?)
- Twitter gave us twitter direct message groups(!), a good idea with some pro and contras)
In the last blogpost i mentioned some (software) tools, we play around to publish tweets, photos, stories and more (that´s one reason, why we don´t have too much time for blogging here).
Here is a short list:
Storify, a very good tool to documents events or collect some tweets, which would be gone forever, if we could not “record” and collect them. Some friends started to use it too, we will write about it more in the future. If u want to see, what can be done, here the link to my Hugo storify site, just for fun i will do a short #unfug collection storify in some minutes. If you want to see more Stories:
here my Hugo Storify site
Medium, another tool to create an article or blogpost (really very easy to use, Hugodad gave it some tries and now i plan to use it for several topics(ideas: learning from “masters of cat photography”, split in two categories: photo professionals Hugodad found during the years and then good cat photographers, who tweet pics regularly .. maybe add some background story. 2nd idea: introduce some of our animal communities for new twitter friends, sometimes it is not easy to find/get some information and links). My First medium post:
The last tool, i want to mention today, is a communication tool, we started to use some months ago.
Tool is called Slack, short description is: mix the best of email and twitter DM groups, add search and archive functions and you get the/an idea of it. For me it is just the best way i know ( til further notice, to keep lots of links/ tweets and information organised and distribute them. if want to get an impression here is a Slack is link (be less busy nails it..) , i use it on a invite only base. Cu in Slackland (won´t be the last time, i write about it 😉