As Twitter becomes more and more popular, its users keep coming up with new ways to better interact and engage with each other.
One popular way is through Twitter chats. A Twitter chat is a live discussion via Twitter on a specific topic. There is usually one host, who moderates the chat, by tweeting questions. It’s a virtual water cooler and a good place to meet people, deepen friendships, and exchange information.
Participants keep track of the “conversation” by following and using a hashtag–a pound symbol (#) followed by a word. For example, #prinpajamas is a hashtag.
Twitter chats allow participants to discuss a topic and have their own questions answered.
Some Twitter chat organizers even allow each participant to mention their business and tweet a link to their website.
You’ve got to agree, Twitter chats can be an excellent PR opportunity. They’re an easy way to get in the radar of Twitter power users, meet potential partners, and even get some leads.
Here are a few tips to make your Twitter chat experience a positive and fruitful one: