The visualization community should have a de facto twitter hashtag for all things vis/infovis/vast/whateveryouwanttocallit. I find that I’m much more likely to post a link if I don’t have to blabber for a couple of paragraphs, and Twitter is perfect for that. And if we’re all posting about the same things on Twitter, we might as well decide on a hashtag. Robert Kosara’s #visweek suggestion was just about perfect, but I’m afraid #visualization is wasting too many characters. I’m fine with #vis, but it might offend the InfoVis folks (TJ, Robert: would you hashtag your posts #vis? I don’t want to have to search for #vis and #infovis, and I hate the distinction anyway)
Here are my suggestions: #visualization, #vis, #v13n.