Twitter parties, Twitter chats. There IS a difference, isn’t there?
Oh, who cares. Twitter isn’t dead, it’s still out there, sitting there, waiting patiently for you to go back and check your feed, cull out the fake accounts you were following, jump in on a conversation, and have some fun.
Last week there was a hilarious impromptu chat when Federated Media, an ad network that I used to have on this site, allowed a ridiculous “reply all” conversation to happen on a listserv email that suddenly sent hundreds of messages to everyone in its network, current or past. Several of the bloggers took to Twitter to snark about it, somebody created a hashtag, and before you know it there was super-fun old-school Twitter activity going on.
So yeah, I still love the Twitter.
If you don’t understand how Twitter works or you just miss it, the fun conversations to pop in on while you are slogging through HTML or sitting at the park “watching” your children, join me and my colleagues next Wednesday at 10am Pacific (by then you will have adjusting to Daylight Savings Time) for #fabchat. That’s all you need to know. Just go on Twitter, follow these handles:
And put #fabchat into the search box. That will show you all the tweets that our chatters have entered with the same hashtag, and keeps you in the conversation. We’ll start out talking about spring break – what are your plans? What are the kids’ plans? What do you do if you have NO plans? Or kids? – and like we always do, we’ll wind up talking about food, cocktails, and hot guys.
Sometimes there are prizes, and sometimes, yes, we have $pon$ors, because why not kick it up a notch working with brands we love who value what we do? But we always keep it real.
To really get the most of out a Twitter chat, I use Tweetdeck, where you can just watch the stream of tweets based on any search you want, or multiple streams at a time.