Live tweeting is a way to encourage event participants to engage in discussions beyond the event space and to share their ideas broadly on their social networks. In this post, the last in a series about live tweeting, we discuss what to do with your tweets after an event and identify some resources for more tips and tricks for live tweeting an event without a hitch.
After the Event
11) The After-Life of your Live Tweets
Think about ways of linking back to the rich dialogue and discourse created by a live-tweeted event. A series of live tweets could be turned into a timeline or interesting visualization via a service like Storify, which could then be turned into a follow-up tweet or facebook post.
Storify from #AERA15, the annual conference of the American Education Research Association
Another after-life option is generating a new RT hashtag to use when retweeting important tidbits from the original event
“Twitter Lingo” (What is #FF , RT, and #CFP ?)
There are many abbreviations that are commonly used on twitter in order to help fit complex and rich messages into the 120 character limit. #FF stands for “Follow Friday.” RT is an abbreviation for “retweet” and #CFP is a hashtag to connect “calls for papers.” But how are you supposed to know what all of the abbreviations and hashtags stand for? There are several resources available created by various people and organizations to help demystify twitter “lingo”. Our recommended resources include:
- 10 Must Have Academic Twitter Hashtags for Academics and PhD Students
- The Complete Guide to Twitter Lingo
- Twitter Dictionary for High Education
- Twittonary – The Twitter Dictionary
Tips and Tricks:
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