Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tweet Chats: A Guide for Joining Twitter Conversations

Are you on Twitter?

It's pretty unsurprising that Twitter can be really useful for the topics I am interested in. When I want to talk social media, communities, networking, and collaboration, Twitter is a perfect place to find like-minded professionals. Using Twitter to discuss Twitter. I know, it is all very meta. I also find nuggets of information on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and other social media tools. Not to mention enterprise social media tools and topics, social business news, and valuable professional connections.

If you are interested in talking about engaging communities, navigating the social media world, and making technologies work for you, you might want to join me in a Tweet Chat.

What is a Tweet Chat?

A Twitter tweet chat is a pre-arranged global conversation that happens on Twitter through the use of Twitter updates (aka tweets: tweet tweet) that include a predefined hashtag to link those tweets together in a virtual conversation.

Formal Twitter tweet chats are arranged in advance and occur at a specific time. They may include a formal agenda with a specific leader or "speaker", or they might involve a free flowing discussion between all participants.

Here are some good ones.

  • #smbiz: A chat where small business owners can get answers from experts and other SMB owners. Takes place every Tuesday from 8 to 9pm.
  • #blogchat: Offers advice on how to better your blog. Takes place on Sunday nights from 8 to 9pm CT.
  • #cmgrchat: Conversations about community management, a different topic each week. Takes place every Wednesday at 2 PM EST.
  • #SMOchat: Social Media Optimization Chat: Every Tuesday at 3pm EST
  • #SMmanners: Social Media Manners - A think tank on what is proper, acceptable, and not advisable in Social Media. Takes place every Tuesday at 10 PM EST

Each of those links takes you to a page for that chat using TweetChat, a fast, free tool to gather tweets in a tweetchat. I'll be on the #SMmanners chat tonight to pick up some social ettiquette tips!

If you are interested, check out a tweetchat and then come back here to let me know what you thought!

Do you use tweetchats? What are your favorites?


  1. Will try the #cmgrchat first (since it is today!)
    thanks deirdre

  2. Twitter is a useful platform. You can certainly use it for social functions, but you can also use it for Internet marketing.

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