I'm experimenting with using hashtags in twitter for distributing spider information. I had a look at #spider / #spiders and there is the occasional arachnological titbit, but drowned out by a background of arachnophobia, and references to sports cars, comic books, etc.
So instead I'll be experimenting with tweeting items of possible uk arachnological interest to #ukspiders from my user (AT)mattprince1969. For now it may only be the occasional dubious picture of a spider I've found to keep the hashtag 'out there', or a retweet of a spider event or news item but it would be fantastic to see more serious and informative arachnid related news crop up from other sources.
Regards, Matt Prince
p.s. #ukspider is shorter.. but #ukspiders seems to make more sense somehow