What is a Tweetchat? Do I want to participate? How do I participate?
There are two definitions for Tweetchat:
1. A live Twitter discussion about a specific topic.
2. A website that allows you to easily participate in a chat.
Our chat this past Tuesday was on Conferences. Joan tweeted a question about every 10 minutes. When she tweeted a question, it would look like this:
Q5. What are the 2 or 3 most important attributes of a successful conference director? #SHRMCHAT
A5: Personality, Personality, Personality #SHRMCHAT
Remember, if you are using Twitter to participate, you need to type that hash tag with your answer or folks won't see it in the thread. When I first started attending tweetchats, I used Twitter and the search feature to watch the threads come through. However, if I wanted to respond, then I had to go out of the search function, tweet my response, and then go back into the search function to watch all the responses.
Thus - my good friend Becky Robinson (you can find her at www.weavinginfluence.com) told me about Tweetchat.com. There are several different websites you can use to participate in tweetchats. I like Tweetchat.com, myself. They explain very simply how it works. When you tell the application what hashtag you are following, it will automatically type that for you when you tweet a reponse. It saves time!
Ok HR Twitter Pros, what else should our new friends to Twitter know about Tweetchats OR What Tweetchats should they participate in?
Remember, #SHRMCHAT is the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there next month!