Task: Explore Atari Tweets
Needed: web browser
Time: 10-15 mins
I am very active on twitter and love to post Atari-related items from time to time. Twitter is a great way to get information and interact with a slice of the Atari community. I find that Facebook, and certainly Atari Age, are a bit more active, but twitter has its place and it is not uncommon to see interesting Atari posts as a tweet before it reaches other social media outlets. I list below some hashtags and people to explore on twitter.
- Here is a list of commonly used Atari hashtags to explore and a few active Atari tweeters to follow.
#Atari – anything Atari
#Atari800 – tweets specific to the Atari 800 and other 8-bit computers
#Atari8bit – tweets specific to the 8-bit computers
#Atari2600 – tweets about the Atari 2600 VCS
#retrocomputing – general tweets about retro computing with occasional Atari content
#vintagecomputing – general tweets about retro computing with occasional Atari content
2. Here is a list of a few people I follow who regularly tweet about Atari
@moorejh – me! (Atari Projects)
@jlendino – Jamie Lendino (Author of multiple Atari books)
@kaysavetz – Kay Savetz (ANTIC Podcast, Terrible Nerd)
@tschak – Thomas Cherryhomes (irata.online, Fujinet)
@billlange1968 – Bill Lange (Atari Party East)
@montanaboiler – Randall Kindig (ANTIC & Floppy Days Podcasts)
@recta_pete – Pete Fletcher (Atari 8-bits and STs)
@fultonbot – Steve Fulton (Into the Vertical Blank Podcast)
@AtariAge – Atari Age
@AtariPodcast – ANTIC Atari Podcast
@Atari_VB_Podcast – Into the Vertical Blank Podcast
The above is not meant to be an exhaustive list. Rather, this is how I experience Atari on twitter. I encourage you to explore and find hashtags and tweeps to follow with the kind of content you are looking for. Feel free to contact me with suggestions!