My friend Tonyo started this #SentiSabado Twitter craze last week. The rules are simple, tweet something nostalgic (90s, 80s, 70s, etc.) and place the hashtag #SentiSabado. The end result? RIOT!
Last week, we learned that Chuckie Dreyfus can literally represent #SentiSabado (hi kuya ^_^) and how ABS-CBN reporter Ryan Chua remembered how Pia Hontiveros was strapped at a flagpole at PAGASA while reporting in the middle of a storm. He was in Grade 2, while another ABS-CBN reporter, Jeff Canoy, was in Grade 5 they recalled.
Tonyo's organizing another #SentiSabado this week with the theme, "Our wonder years: Flashback to elementary/grade school".
Wanna join? You can use Twitter's default web interface and create a search for #sentisabado. Or you can download two of these cool desktop applications: Tweetdeck and Seesmic. Both of these applications streams updates in real time. Meaning, you don't have to hit refresh or reload everytime a new updates comes in.
Once installed, add a new search column for the hashtag #sentisabado. Tweetdeck runs on Adobe Air.
If you're a Windows user, you can try Seesmic Desktop 2 Beta. This is the one I'm using right now and it also features real time updates. Just like Tweetdeck, you can add a column for searchterm #sentisabado. Seesmic Desktop 2 Beta runs on Microsoft Silverlight and is currently available only to Windows users. Mac version coming up soon according to the developers. Download Seesmic Desktop 2 Beta here.
BTW, I was in Grade 6 while Pia was strapped to that PAGASA flagpole. :P
UPDATE: September 10, 2010
Tonyo asked me, "How about those people using public computers?". So, here are some alternative Twitter clients that can be used on a browser.
Hootsuite and Brizzly are basically the same as Tweetdeck and Seesmic, but instead of installing an app, they both run on your browsers. Seesmic also has a Web version.
You can also try Tweetchat to monitor the #sentisabado hashtag. I won't elaborate on how to use these internet apps as they are all self explanatory. (actually, I'm just lazy) :D