For the Twitter hashtag list, I tried to trace back and describe there the first use of the hashtags. Sometimes, this was easy as the hashtag is uniquely used for ALD (#ALDep, #BalticALD, #FinALD40, ...); sometimes, this is more difficult as the hashtag is in multiple use in Twitter (e.g., #ALD2015, #ALD16, #ALD2016, #VPHA). In Twitter, no-one "owns" a hashtag and anyone can start using whatever they like, also one that is already in use. Twitter is by its nature chaotic; good hashtags are keywords which help to navigate through the chaos.
Regarding #ALDep: this Twitter hashtag, proposed by myself (@rlpuu) on Jan 23, 2014 soon after I joined Twitter, has become a successful hashtag for Atomic Layer Deposition as it has been adopted by many different types of tweeters globally. The International ALD conference series, organized by/in collaboration with AVS, in turn, would benefit from a unique hashtag which enables easy retrieval of shared content also after the conference. Could the ALD Twitter community could discuss this topic & come up with a strong suggestion well before the next conference in Denver, July 2017?
|Prize for the best tweet goest to ... Henrik Pedersen @hacp81! (Photo by Riikka Puurunen, in Twitter @rlpuu.) Congratulations Henrik! Congratulations also to Miia Mäntymäki @BMCtheALCHEMIST who first proposed the hashtag #ALDToughGirls of the winning tweet. More on the background of the prize in the BALD Engineering blog by Jonas Sundqvist @jv3sund.|
Virtual Project on the History of ALD (VPHA) - in atmosphere of Openness, Respect, and Trust