Tweetchat Guide: Church Social Media (#chsocm) Chat (Revised July 2015)

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Guide for Church Social Media (#chsocm) tweetchat. Includes info about hashtag use and best practices for Twitter-based chats and building community. Audience: Ecumenical. Created by #ChSocm chat founder, Meredith Gould (@meredithgould).

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Tweetchat Guide: Church Social Media (#chsocm) Chat (Revised July 2015)

  1. 1. Tweetcha Church Social Media #CHSOCM An easy-peasy guide created by Meredith Gould @meredithgould Revised: July 2015 © 2015 Meredith Gould
  2. 2. Before Diving Into Details . . . “So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith.” Galatians 6:10 “Everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 2
  3. 3. Our tweetchat is about: Church Social Media Our hashtag is: #CHSOCM 3 Tuesdays 9PM Eastern | 8PM Central |6PM Pacific
  4. 4. Tweetchat? Tweetchats are:  Regularly scheduled Twitter-based conversations.  Use a hashtag (#) to identify tweets during chats and find conversation in between chats.  Build community among those with common interests. 4
  5. 5. Hashtags (#) Hashtags:  identify topic-specific tweets before, during and after chats;  help catalog and archive tweets; and  can be monitored for trending. http://whatthetrend.com http://www.hashtagify.me 5
  6. 6. Hashtags (#) 6
  7. 7. Getting Started Best and easiest ways to participate: Tweetchat: http://tweetchat.com  Automatically adds hashtag Twubs: http://twubs.com/chsocm  Automatically adds hashtag  Refresh rate may be adjusted  Option for membership in #chsocm-specific community Tweetdeck: http://www.tweetdeck.com  Makes it easier to monitor a single column  Allows for DM’s (direct messages) 7
  8. 8. Tweetchat.com 8
  9. 9. Tweetchat.com 9 Start here by typing your comment Quick Use Buttons
  10. 10. Twubs.com 10
  11. 11. Twubs.com 11 Main Screen Option to Join
  12. 12. Twubs.com 12 Start here by typing your comment Speed adjustment will appear here
  13. 13. TweetDeck.com Create hashtag column Tip: Keep column open to monitor conversation between chats! Tip: Keep column open to monitor conversation between chats! 13
  14. 14. Chat Format 60 minutes:  We always open with prayer!  5-10 minutes self-introductions and reviewing rules of engagement  40 minutes of chat covering 2-3 topics  5-10 minutes of participants’ closing thoughts  We always close with prayer! Tip: Arrive when you can, leave when you must! Tip: Arrive when you can, leave when you must! 14
  15. 15. Participate!  Introduce yourself when prompted by chat moderator.  Follow the conversation.  Contribute . . . or simply observe.  Re-tweet (RT) to emphasize/endorse.  Use Modify Tweet (MT) if you edit a tweet before retweeting. 15
  16. 16. Rules of Engagement  Do unto others…etc.  Choose humor over snarkasm.  Remember why we’re chatting about church social media.  Don’t make Jesus weep! 16
  17. 17. After the Chat . . .  Review the chat transcript.  Add new-to-you tweeple to your network.  Stay in touch between chats.  Tag content about church social media with #chsocm so others can find it.  Pray for those who still fear social media! 17
  18. 18. Important Miscellany  Chat transcripts archived at: http://churchsocmed.blogspot.com and https://storify.com/chsocmCHAT and posted to: https://www.facebook.com/chsocm  Want to get more involved? Contact: @meredithgould or @rev_david on Twitter  Shameless self-promotion: 18 H/T to Christian Sinclair and other Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media (#mccsm) colleagues for allowing me to adapt various and sundry PPT presentations.

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