• Using Twitter to track notices and receive multiple alerts

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    Development Business is live on Twitter. As of February 15, 2012 all of Development Business’ projects and tenders will be advertised for free on Twitter and you have a lot to gain from it.

    What is Twitter?


    Click here to learn more about Twitter and how to start using this powerful new tool. 

    What does this mean?


    Development Business is harnessing the power of social media to help you stay on top of all the latest tenders, notices, and awards relevant to your field. You can now follow Development Business's hashtags online (see table below for a full list of Development Business's hashtags) and get an immediate feed of notices to your computer on the latest sectors you are interested in. If you see a tweet that you want to learn more about, click on the link that appears at the end to read the full notice. The tweets are offered free of charge, but in most cases you will have to be a Development Business subscriber to access the full notice. If you are interested in subscribing, please click here.

    What are hashtags?


    Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets. You create a hashtag simply by prefixing a word with a hash symbol, like this: #thisisahashtag. They serve as a powerful tool that allows Twitter users to track information about a particular topic or event. Development Business uses hashtags to help you stay up to date on notices by sector (i.e. #DBMedical will help you stay on top of all the latest tenders in the medical field.) There are 42 different sectors you can follow. You can also easily follow multiple sectors at the same time. See full list of Hashtags in table below.

    How often does Development Business send out tweets?


    Development Business tweets throughout the day, five days a week. Every new notice published on Development Business will be tweeted that same day.

    How do I follow hashtags on Twitter?


    Twitter itself offers support of hashtags at their Search Engine.
     
    Other services such as Hashtags.orgTweetChat, TweetGrid and Twitterfall are also popular for following hashtags in real-time.

    The most basic way to track hashtags through your web browser is:

    1) Go to any of the sites listed above.
    2) Search for a hashtag you want to track. Include the “#” in your search. For example #DBAgriculture
    3) Keep that page open and refresh it periodically to see the latest results. To track hashtags on a more systematic way, you can use third party tools like TweetDeck

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    Development Business is constantly exploring new ways to deliver information in the most efficient and timely manner. If you have any questions or suggestions please let us know by sending an e-mail to dbsubscribe@un.org. We promise to take your input into consideration as we continue to grow.

    List of Development Business hashtags by Sector (Alphabetical Order)


    Give it a try! Copy and paste one or more of the following hashtags into any of these popular tracking sites:
    Twitter Search, Hashtags.org, TweetChat, TweetGrid and Twitterfall.

    Sector

    HASHTAG

    AGRICULTURE

    #DBAgriculture

    AIRPORT

    #DBAirport

    CONSTRUCTION CIVIL WORKS

    #DBConstruction

    CONSULTANTS

    #DBConsultants

    DAMS

    #DBDams

    EDUCTATION

    #DBEducation

    ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION

    #DBEnvironment

    FINANCE

    #DBFinance

    FISHERIES

    #DBFisheries

    FORESTRY

    #DBForestry

    GAS / OIL

    #DBGas

    HEALTH & NUTRITION

    #DBHealthNutrition

    INDUSTRY

    #DBIndustry

    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    #DBIT

    INFRASTRUCTURE

    #DBInfrastructure

    IRRIGATION

    #DBIrrigation

    LIVESTOCK

    #DBLivestock

    LOGISTICS

    #DBLogistics

    MEDICAL

    #DBMedical

    MINING

    #DBMining

    MISCELLANEOUS

    #DBMisc

    NUCLEAR ENERGY

    #DBNuclear

    PIPELINES

    #DBPipelines

    POPULATION

    #DBPopulation

    PORTS

    #DBPorts

    POWER

    #DBPower

    PRIVATE SECTOR MANAGEMENT

    #DBPrivateMgmt

    PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT

    #DBPublicMgmt

    RAILWAYS

    #DBRailways

    RECONSTRUCTION / REHABILITATION

    #DBReconstruction

    RIVER TRANSPORT

    #DBRiverTransport

    ROADWAYS

    #DBRoadways

    RULRAL DEVELOPMENT

    #DBRuralDev

    SOCIAL PROTECTION DEVELOPMENT

    #DBSocialProtection

    TELECOMMUNICATION

    #DBTelecom

    TOBACCO

    #DBTobacco

    TOURISM

    #DBTourism

    TRANSPORTATION

    #DBTransport

    URBAN DEVELOPMENT FISHERIES

    #DBUrbanDev

    WASTE MANAGEMENT

    #DBWasteMgmt

    WATER SUPPLY / SANITATION

    #DBWater

    WIND POWER

    #DBWindPower