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Live Tweeting Academic Events: After the Event and Additional Resources (Part III)

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.

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

11 after life

Additional Resources:

“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:

Tips and Tricks:

10 Easy Tips for Live Tweeting at Events

Everything You Need to Know to Successfully Live-Tweet Your Event

Best Practices for Live-Tweeting

Follow These Best Practices For Live-Tweeting Events

Live Tweeting: How To Master The Art

Live Tweeting at Academic Conferences: Time to Move On? (a rationale for the Curator)

Apps to Make your Life Easier:

Live Tweet App

Hootsuite

TweetDeck

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