York may not be the center of the Twitterverse, but it certainly has a big enough following to earn its own hashtag.
A documentary filmmaker caught onto the #iloveyorkcity community and added York among a list of stops in major metropolitan areas to film a documentary.
Filmmaker Erin Faulk and her crew will be in York on Wednesday and Thursday to meet tweeters they met through Follow Friday, a weekly Twitter event in which users around the world recommend their favorite followers.
Her documentary, "Follow Friday the Film," charts her 8,000-mile, cross-country journey to meet those she's only known by their tweets, she said.
Yorkers Stefan Becket and Trisha Melikian Rego are two of those people.
"I started following Erin @erinscafe around January if I remember correctly," Becket said. "One of my other friends followed her and (Follow Friday'd) her, which is how I found her. I could tell she was going to be really good at Twitter. She became part of our little Twitter community pretty quickly."
On Wednesday afternoon, Faulk interviewed Becket at Idea Tree, a small startup downtown where he worked on its website Correctnicity. And on Thursday morning, the crew will be at Central Market.
Becket's adept Twitter skills have landed him a job as "social media coordinator" for New York Magazine, where he will start working next month, he said.
Becoming well versed in Twitter is easy to do in York -- which has a "huge twitter community," according to Melikian Rego.
That community is so large, it landed itself on a list along with New York and San Francisco.
"If you look at the tour map, most of the stops are in major metropolitan areas. However, York has a large and thriving Twitter community. I suggested (Faulk) make York a stop to see how a small city was using Twitter to build community, marketing, expand businesses and communication," she said.
Melikian Rego, a public accountant in West York at Flickinger & Co., LLC, said she doesn't use Twitter just to talk to friends. She also discusses things that affect her job and uses it to generate business, she said.
"It's easier and faster to use Twitter than any other form of media -- Facebook, newspapers, blogs, etc. -- and the responses are almost immediate," she said.
She said she noticed the Twitter community in York typically follows local businesses, politicians and reporters.
"(Faulk) saw all of these things firsthand and wanted to make York a stop on her tour to show that small cities can use Twitter to make community.
"The film is skipping cities like Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Lancaster, but it chose York. That's a big deal, and we should be proud of it," she said.
To follow the film's progress, visit followfridaythefilm.com, or follow it on Twitter @FF_TheFilm and @erinscafe.