Two Way Hard Three | Las Vegas Casino & Design Blog

November 13, 2008

Tweeting Las Vegas

Posted by Hunter

Over the past few months, many of the established Vegas voices you'll find on your favorite blogs have started to also communicate on Twitter - the popular 'micro-blogging' service. Messages on Twitter are limited to 140 characters, hence the 'micro' part and can be viewed on the Web, through desktop and iPhone software like Iconfactory's Twitterrific, or on your cell phone via SMS messaging.

The system is based on the concept of 'followers' - you sign up to receive someone's updates into your stream of new messages, though the messages are (typically) not private - they are shared for the world to see. This fosters a back and forth on interesting postings - a conversation of sorts.

Twitter has become a popular way for people to share information of current events, ask questions or just to share part of their day. We'll be using Twitter to help spread the details during Encore's opening in December. MGM Mirage has even started using Twitter to share info with customers.

If you decide to jump into to Twitter-land, here are some Vegas names you might want to follow:

* RateVegas (blog headlines, breaking news)
* Hunter (my personal feed, not just Vegas related stuff)
* VegasTripping (Chuckmonster's VT feed)
* TheStripPodcast (Steve Friess from
* FiveHundy (Tim from Five Hundy By Midnight)
* MGMGrand (MGM Grand Info)
* LuxorLV (Luxor Info)
* VegasConcierge (MGM Mirage hotel information)
* VegasCom (
* LasVegasWeekly (Las Vegas Weekly)
* ThisAintIowa (This Ain't Iowa Podcast)
* ReviewJournal (Las Vegas Review Journal Headlines)
* LasVegasSign (Casino News)
* CirqueLasVegas (Cirque Info)
* VegasRex (Vegas Rex)
* LasVegasSun (Las Vegas Sun)

Several of the regular readers and commenters are also active on Twitter. I'll leave it to them to post their Twitter names if they are so inclined in the comments.


Read archived comments (7 so far)
November 14, 2008 1:17 AM Posted by Mike E

Twitter is the ultimate live-vicariously-through-your-friends-while-they-vacation tool. Highly recommended! My page should anyone care to follow:

I too will be joining Hunter in twittering up Encore's opening in about five weeks.

November 15, 2008 11:30 PM Posted by chuckmonster

Mine is here:

I strongly urge all those who aren't Twittering to sign up, download a client of their preference, follow some people, let it run on your desktop or get a version for your iPhone, Blackberry or other smart phone and follow along as threads and real time discussion & news develops... when the spirit moves you, jump right in and join the discussion.

Hunter and I will be doing real time coverage of the Encore opening via Twitter - mini-posts & photos - plus the usual blog posts & articles. It's going to be a fun coupla days intermingling the bleeding edge of casino design and technology.

November 16, 2008 6:35 PM Posted by mike_ch

I guess I might as well add myself to this list:

There's quite a bit of non-Vegas stuff on there and right now it seems like 60% of my posting is conversations with Hunter and others, or personal ranting and whining. But, when I'm on the Strip I tend to jot down live notes.

November 18, 2008 4:29 AM Posted by donnymac66

I'll add mine as well

I used it a lot on my last couple of Vegas trips.

November 22, 2008 3:42 AM Posted by VegasBill

Here's my Vegas twitter feed:

A little bit of everything I do and report about in Las Vegas. Tonight, I was at the world premiere of TRANSPORTER 3 with Jason Statham inside Planet Hollywood. Really enjoy eating around town and showing pics of all the great dessert, too. See you at the parties!

May 2, 2009 8:20 AM Posted by Brandie

Adding myself to the list as I recently started tweeting for Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino:

January 15, 2010 10:07 AM Posted by Kevin Mechtley