#measure is the new #wa in Twitter
UPDATE: John Lovett from Forrester Research, or @JohnLovett as I like to think of him, has weighted in on the use of #measure and appears to be on board. He also documented how quickly things change in our increasingly hectic world and how fast a “standard” can become yesterday’s news.
Just a quick post to help bring attention to the fact that the fine people of Washington state have officially over-run the #wa hashtag that many web analytics folks have been using in Twitter. While this certainly our loss given how terse #wa is when you’re limited to 140 characters it is difficult to fault those folks since WA is their state’s abbreviation.
Such is life in an unregulated world, huh?
As a replacement I have started using #measure when tagging my web analytics-related Tweets. And while there was some debate about #measure versus #waamo and #analytics and the such I would propose that #measure is the basis for everything we do. Without measurement there is no analysis; without measurement there is only gut feel.
That said I am choosing to use the #measure tag … you may choose to use something completely different. But since I was one of the catalysts to start using #wa in the first place I figured I would see if lightning might strike twice!
See you in the #measure cloud!