|BlueSky Business Aviation News|
People may even be talking about you. But how would you know if youíre not listening?
Follow your favorite trade show
If youíre looking for a way to test the Twitter waters, drop in on the conversations during and after major aviation conventions. These days, they all have a master hashtag (jargon alert: a hashtag is a word or group of words without spaces or punctuation, preceded by the # symbol).
Almost as good as being there
Twitter offers a great way to follow developments that most interest you. At Paris, for example, U.S. Commerce Department tweeted a link to a blog pointing out that the aerospace industry has the largest trade surplus of any U.S. industry, among other interesting statistics. Bombardier tweeted a link to follow its press conference live. Vertical Magazine tweeted a link to a recap of all the show helicopter news.
A quick scan of #OSH15 reveals tips on events to watch for (rocket women, a Mooney formation flight), a line on good, cheap housing (UW dorms), discounts on avgas and more.
When you see an item of particular interest, there will often be a supplementary link or hashtag to follow for more specific information.
If itís happening now, someone is tweeting about it. And others are commenting. Itís like having your own private news source, where you decide exactly what news you see. Check it out. You might be surprised to find out how useful Twitter can be.