Before we start, let’s take a moment of silence, remembering those who were lost on this day, the day that affected our U.S. country. And, thank you to those from other countries who join in remembering. We appreciate your show of love and respect.
How would Sana describe herself? Let's ask her!
@SanaKnightly - you are such an awesome lady that I am not sure how one could fit all of your awesomeness into one tweet. Do you mind giving us Sana's version? :) #socialcafe— Deborah (@socialwebcafe) September 12, 2018
@socialwebcafe Lol! Deb, with all my awesomeness I am tweeting now sitting on the floor in the hallway by the baby's room while my husband is trying to put her down :))) #socialcafe— Sana Knightly (@SanaKnightly) September 12, 2018
What makes TwChat visually different from other Twitter chat tools is a two-column layout: main chat and mentor chat (again, that works best for QA type of chats).
And btw Deb @socialwebcafe it’s really nice to see my tweets in the mentor chat today ;) #socialcafe— Sana Knightly (@SanaKnightly) September 12, 2018
Here you can find the main highlights of how TwChat works https://t.co/VarCLbhPbl #socialcafe pic.twitter.com/jlcu7hlGjr— Sana Knightly (@SanaKnightly) September 12, 2018
I like that it marks the questions - that makes it easier for guest hosts/hosts to see what participants are asking! #socialcafe— Kathryn Lang (@Kathrynclang) September 12, 2018
#1 TwChat allows you follow participants, retweet, favorite and reply to tweets right within the chat room - so conenient, no jumping between the windows, no popups, etc.
#2 TwChat adds the official chat hashtag automatically, so you will never forget to do that (I love this feature!)
#3 TwChat signals you of your mentions (with a blue exclamation mark ) and questions (with an orange question mark) right in the tweet box
#4 You can filter the stream to exclude retweets, to see tweets mentioning you to to see tweets containing questions to jump in and reply (these option are located at the main room menu, on the left sidebar) #socialcafe pic.twitter.com/skqXW6oy4r— Sana Knightly (@SanaKnightly) September 12, 2018
#5 You can also feature certain users (with a small «eye» icon). This comes handy during very active or crowded chats. #socialcafe— Sana Knightly (@SanaKnightly) September 12, 2018
#6 Finally, you can view images and videos right in the chat room as well
@socialwebcafe Mostly the left sidebar menu is used once you join the chat room for the first few times. Once you become a regular you don't need it as much #socialcafe— Sana Knightly (@SanaKnightly) September 12, 2018
AWESOME! You can see who is participating in the chat! #socialcafe— Kathryn Lang (@Kathrynclang) September 12, 2018
@socialwebcafe That sounds great Deb! Thank you so much for this opportunity to talk about TwChat today! I truly love this tool for how much it has to offer #socialcafe— Sana Knightly (@SanaKnightly) September 12, 2018
Good advice, for any host! RT @SanaKnightly: E.g., sometimes non-Twitter apps work slower. And that’s when we use a couple of tools at a time to make sure we do… https://t.co/RvGugOIVLo #socialcafe— Deborah (@socialwebcafe) September 12, 2018
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This SocialWebCafe Twitter Event is about Using TwChat for Your Twitter Chats (Featuring Sana Knightly).
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As we have all learned by now, it helps if we have the right tools for whatever it is we are doing, wouldn't you say? And, that definitely goes for what we are doing online! Fortunately, we have a team of people who have our backs covered when it comes to Twitter Chats.
Sana Knightly is joining us and will be sharing a bit about TwChat - the online tool for Twitter Chats. By the time we are done, I'm sure you will be convinced that this is the tool for you, whether you are hosting or attending twitter chats.
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