Did you know there are upwards of 600 regularly scheduled weekly Twitter chats organized by registered hashtag? When you open this Google Doc right here, you can access and attend all of them – free. (Hopefully, you already know all Twitter chats are free.)
Twitter chats are one of the best tactics to boost influence for the host and owner of the hashtag. Getting peeps to add the event to their calendar and remember to attend is another thing entirely. When they do, content rocks and the stream flows a mile a minute. It’s quite exciting and chaotic.
I used to use TweetDeck religiously for Twitter and chats added to a new column. Then Twitter bought TweetDeck, and we all migrated to HootSuite. It has a good ability to manage chats and so does TweetChat, but, oops, TweetChat is now in the midst of a transition to new owners, Internet Media Labs, which means users of TweetChat are scrambling to find a new platform.
Join Me On #ConnectChat
That includes me, because tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET, I’m the guest of #ConnectChat, the Twitter chat hosted by ProfNet. I’ll be on tap for 90 minutes talking about successful blogging. If you use HootSuite, open a new column using the hashtag #ConnectChat and follow along and engage. See you tomorrow!
Twitter Chat Tools
In her article, Jenna shares these existing tools and a new one just launching:
- One Qube
- Tweet Archivist
- Topsy Pro
I need a new solution, but in light of the timing to test the above, I may rely on my tried and true — HootSuite. What about you? Any favorites?