Local tweeter looks for a #winning

When it comes to Twitter celebs there are a handful of obvious choices – such as @MCHammer, @snacksthecat, @big_ben_clock, and @Sn00ki – but one local tweeter, @patrickdodson, is looking to get on their level by #winning the @timesunion Best of 2011 “best local tweeter” category. His name appears on the ballot alongside the Times Union itself.

“I like to think I’ve been ‘tweeting’ my whole life, just never via web until 2008,” said Dodson, a 23-year-old photojournalist who splits his time between Albany and the Berkshires. “I use Twitter skills IRL too, by speaking @ people and emphasizing certain words similar to hash-tagging.”

Also for your consideration: Keep Albany Boring best local website, KC Orcutt best local blogger, Chris Schewe best local comedian, “Kegs and Eggs” as best local showcase of hotties, and Olive Garden for everything else. When you’re there, you’re family.

Photos by Barry Sloan, best local photojournalist.

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