Social Media Courses: What are Twitter Chats?
Learn how you can use Twitter to conduct topic related chats with your followers!
One of the many benefits of social media is the ability for business owners to directly interact with their current and future customers. Answering questions and receiving feedback is easier than ever. One great way to drive a conversation with your followers on Twitter is through Twitter Chats. In this Social Media Courses tip, we’ll talk about what Twitter Chats are and how you can use them to engage your Twitter followers.
How Twitter Chats Work
In a nutshell, Twitter chats use a designated hashtag to bring a group of people on Twitter together for a conversation on a topic.
For example, let’s say you want to have a Tuesday night chat in which you share recipes among your followers. For this chat, you set up the hashtag “#TuesdayNightRecipes”, and from 7:00pm – 8:00pm ET you conduct a conversation in which all of your tweets contain the hashtag and all responses to it contain it as well.
The end result is a fluid conversation that multiple people are in on, all following along with the hashtag #TuesdayNightRecipes and chipping in questions, comments, and recipes of their own!
Third Party Tools Make Chats Even Easier
One of the best third party tools for setting up, running and participating in Twitter Chats is Twubs, which can be found at Twubs.com
With Twubs, you can schedule a chat so that it shows up on the website’s schedule, and include information and pictures about it to entice Twubs visitors to join in. You can also use the site’s sleek interface which updates tweets in real time, so you can follow your chat hashtag without needing to constantly refresh.
To have a chat for your business, first schedule it on Twubs, than let your followers know the details (topic, hashtag, time, etc.) You can also encourage more people to join in on the conversation by adding in a free giveaway for participants.
Use Twubs to your advantage! Try searching your business’s market for chats, and join in to one! Not only can this be used as a marketing and social networking tool (as you will be chatting with others in your niche market), but it will also give you an idea of how they work so you will know how to run your own in the future!
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