Web2print was a hot topic recently on twitter. I used to use a hashtag of #w2p to describe web2print or web to print software, but got a message to the likes of “stop using #w2p and start using #web2print as w2p has been taken over by another group” by a member of a different movement that uses w2p to describe their services.
I liked using w2p instead of web2print as it is shorter, and in the world of 140 characters, every character counts. I have polled on linked-in, twitter and a few other places printers to see what they had to say. To my surprise, I didn’t find any loyalty to either web2print or w2p and even had a recommendation to switch to w2print as a method of keeping our unique hash tag.
I remember similar conversations with members of infoTrends on topic of keeping the hashtag that involves print. #twitterprint has been used to keep printing industry separate for people generally speaking about print, but why not claim #print like Adam Peck has recommended? #print is shorter, easier, and by some chance if we get non print industry person using #print, they may learn more about printing by just stumbling across #print.
So, in summary, when I have enough space to spell out web2print, I will. When I ran short on space, w2p will be used.
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