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How to Create Discussions with Nestivity


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Not another social network, just a new way of looking at Twitter.

Nestivity turns your brand’s Twitter @handle into a “Nest”, a place to engage your audience by sparking discussions and hosting live chats.

With a Nest, Tweets Don’t Fly Away
It’s now easier than ever to have real conversations on Twitter:

- Move beyond #hashtag searches
- Organize Tweets into Conversations
- Host Real-Time and Ongoing Discussions All in One Place

Social Presentations with Tweetcast
Broadcast rich-media, polls, G+ Hangouts, and more alongside real-time chats:

- Take control of your conversations with helpful moderation tools
- Use on-screen media and prompts to keep your audience on-topic
- Filter-out the noise and have focused conversations

Team Moderation
Get everyone involved with easy team moderation:

- Add your team members as moderators in your Nest
- Allow others to manage conversation topics
- Highlight special guests and subject matter experts

Ease and Efficiency
Connect with your followers in structured conversations organized around your topics:

- Leverage your followers and turn inbound tweets into conversations
- Use embeddables to share conversation topics virtually anywhere
- Follow all activity in your Nest on one screen

This presentation is a handy step-by-step training document for our community owners. Please feel free to send us a tweet @Nestivity if you have any questions.

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How to Create Discussions with Nestivity

  1. 1. Community Owner Training How to create a Discussion Version 1.0
  2. 2. Accessing Your Admin Dashboard Accessing Your Admin Dashboard 1 1 2 After you log-into your community as the community moderator, click the “Community Activity” tab.
  3. 3. Create Two choices - choose the method you prefer 1 1 Either choose a tweet from your feed that’s related to your discussion topic to use as a reference/ inspiration tweet. Then click “Turn into a discussion”. or 2 2 3 Simply click the “Create Discussion” button to create a discussion without a reference/ inspiration tweet.
  4. 4. Upload Your Content 1 1 2 Choose the “Discussion” radio button. Click “Create New” project and give this Tweetcast a project. Think of this as a category. For example: Marketing Topics 2 3 Upload a photo as a thumbnail to visually promote this Tweetcast. 4 3 4 5 5 6 Write the Discussion Title. For example: Join our Twitter discussion about ____. What do you think, and what would you do about this topic? Provide a more in-depth description. Perhaps a single paragraph to help frame what this discussion is about and why. 7 6 7 4 Optional - Add hashtags that people can voluntarily append to their tweets. Click “Continue” to proceed to next step.
  5. 5. Upload Your Rich Media & Share/Embed Links Upload Attachments to share as a part of your Twitter discussion Enrich your discussions by uploading richmedia to share with your Twitter followers. Images (jpg, png, gif) or even videos by pasting the “Share” links from Youtube and Vimeo. 1 2 * 1 2 5 Click “Choose files” to start uploading jpgs, gifs, or png’s from your desktop. These are the images that will be attached and presented on your discussion page. Paste any web share link from YouTube or Vimeo if you want to share as a part of your discussion. All of these attachments will be available for your followers to click through and view right on your discussion page.
  6. 6. Preview and Publish 1 You’re now looking at a preview of your discussion page and there is one final thing to do before this page is published and available. Simply look over your copy and attachments to make sure you have everything and there aren’t any typos. Otherwise click the grey “Edit” buttons to make any revisions to text or attachments. 1 2 2 * 3 3 6 Compose a new tweet in the “Notify followers” box. This is the tweet that will go outbound to help promote this event. Leave the link as is since it’s the link your followers will need to click on to view and join the event. A good tweet should cover the context of your discussion topic and a call to action to join via the link or reply to your Tweet from Twitter. Click “Publish” to make the page available to your followers. The outbound tweet will also be sent out to your followers.
  7. 7. Discussion Page 1 1 2 2 * * 3 You can easily compose new tweets to send to all of your followers by using our built-in “Promote Your Discussion” module. Tweet with your followers by using the “Leave a comment” box to post new tweets to this discussion thread. The shortened URL is optional. Including this in your tweet helps others on Twitter find your Nest. Our technology will automagically pull the following tweets into your discussion pages from Twitter. 1.) Tweets that include the “URL” no matter where they were published from. 2.) All tweets that are replies to your “Publish New Discussion” tweet, 3 “Promote Discussion” tweet, and any “Comment” tweet published from your Nest using your main community account handle. * 3 7 Click any suggested #Hashtag to append them to the tweet that you are composing. As a moderator, your discussions will always show additional functionality such as the “Embed” button to access widgets and the “Edit” button to makes changes at any time.
  8. 8. Advanced Moderation Features Optional Advanced features 1 2 Use the “Quote and Edit” to RT anyone in the feed Feel free to click “Highlight” if you would like highlight a certain tweet from the discussion thread. Highlight feature adds a background color on their tweets so they stand out from the others. 1 3 2 3 8 Click the “Remove” link if anything inappropriate or offensive appears.
  9. 9. Additional Tutorial Resources How to Create a Tweetcast Please visit: Getting Started with Nestivity Please visit:
  10. 10. Frequently Asked Questions For a complete list of Frequently Asked Questions Please visit: