If you are new to Twitter, or maybe like me an advanced beginner, I encourage you to attend the #tweetdiner chat on Saturday nights (9:00e8:00c) co-hosted by @pushingsocial and @MargieClayman. Here is a description of #tweetdiner.
Here are 7 reasons to participate:
- It’s a lot of fun.
- One of our co-hosts has an unblemished record of being locked out at some point during the chat. I believe the over/under for this Saturday night is 26 minutes.
- One of our co-hosts signs off promptly but allows us to stick around and lock up before we leave.
- It’ll put you in touch with folks who are very nurturing towards beginners.
- It’s a place where you can ask questions about Twitter and get answers (you might get a variety of answers – but you’ll get answers).
- If you’ve never attended a Twitter chat, this is probably the best place to start, before you tackle the fire hose that is #blogchat.
- We are a very diverse group – background, expertise level, personality, geography – very likely there is somebody you’ll be very glad you met.
So, you’re sold on attending, but you don’t know how this whole chat thing works. Here’s how I do it: I use TweetDeck as a Twitter dashboard. It allows you to set up columns. You click on the + and in the search field enter #tweetdiner and a column will come up that shows all the tweet related to the chat. Every tweet should include #tweetdiner – as that is the way that the column will pick up all tweets from the chat. If there is someone who can explain this better, or how it works on another interface – please use comments to explain.
I hope to see you Saturday night!