How to Participate in #ufprchat: Step-by-Step Guide
Guide to Participating
#ufprchat was modeled after other well-
known Twitter chats, such as #journchat,
#prstudchat, etc. It is a way for University of
Florida College of Journalism and
Communications students and alumni to
network and interact while discussing: the
use of social media as a public relations tool,
job searches, personal branding, career tips
1. Create a Twitter account at
2. Sign in to your account, and click “Find
People.” Search for “ufprchat” and click the
icon that shows a “+” sign next to a person.
You are now following the @ufprchat
moderator account! (Now go find some
other cool people and companies to
3. We recommend (though it’s not required) to
use a social media platform to better monitor
the chat. Some suggested platforms where you
can set up a free account:
There are LOTS of options to choose from!
If you are going to use a social media platform,
make sure to set up a keyword search to
If you decide not to use a social media
platform, you can monitor the chat at:
#ufprchat into the search toolbar, and watch
the page as it refreshes.
Submit any questions/topic ideas to
@ufprchat on Twitter or
Check www.ufprchat.com for news
about upcoming chats.
Make sure you have writing utensils
handy to take notes during the chat.
When the chat begins, introduce yourself.
Include your first and last name. For example:
I’m Adrienne Browne. UFPR ‘07. Currently a Writing
Specialist @SouthwestAir in Dallas. Hello! #ufprchat
Stay on topic. Add “Q1,” “Q2,” etc. to
represent the question number at the
beginning of your tweets. Include #ufprchat
in your tweets.
Q3 Answer answer answer go gators tim tebow answer
If you think of a question or topic you would
like the group to discuss, send your
suggestion to @ufprchat without the
#ufprchat hashtag. This is important because
your question should not be visible to
everyone; we don’t want the chat getting off
NO FLORIDA STATE FANS! (We kid, we kid).
Visit www.ufprchat.com to review the
transcript, statistics and highlights from
Write for our blog. Submit your story ideas to
Stay active on Twitter, read the news, apply
for jobs/internships and count the days until
the next #ufprchat…
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or