So you want to attend a Twitter Party to meet like-minded folks, learn more about a particular topic, tweet with the experts, and possibly win some awesome prizes? Here at Tradyo.com along with Save.ca, we like to party Twitter-style, and have come up with this guide to acquaint you with how this virtual shindig works and how you can join in on the fun!
Step 2 – Follow the Leader. In our case, that would be @tradyo.
Step 3 – Join the Party. Twitter Parties can last an hour or go on all day long, some you have to RSVP for, others you don’t, but always be sure to check the time zone of the host so you don’t miss out on the soiree. To attend the party, follow the particular Twitter Party hashtag (the # sign followed by a keyword or phrase).
Step 4 – Join the Conversation. When you follow a Twitter Party hashtag, you will see all the participants tweeting about the chosen topic. Simply participating in the chat will automatically include you in the running for any prize giveaways. To give your two cents, write your 140 character-or-less tweet but make sure you cap it off with the Twitter Party hashtag, or else no one at the party will see your tweets and you won’t be able to win any prizes.
Step 5 – Try a Twitter Aggregator Program. This step is optional, but since there can be hundreds of people tweeting at the same time during a party, the whole thing can be somewhat overwhelming. TweetDeck, Twubs, HootSuite, TweetGrid, and tchat.io are tools to help organize the user interface, auto-update the Twitter feed, and automatically add the proper hashtag after your tweets. And when things are getting too hairy, you can always pause the stream of tweets.
Step 6 – Have Fun. Everyone was a newbie once, so don’t stress out if you don’t really know what you’re doing. As long as you’re kind and courteous to your party’s host and other twitterers and you stick to the party’s topic, you’ll do just fine.
By Femme Frugal