What is a Twitter chat? Storify?
EACE contribution by Candice Sierzega, Assistant Director, Career Development, Career Services, Lehigh University
A Twitter chat is where a group of Twitter users meet at a pre-determined time to discuss a certain topic, using a designated hashtag (#) for each tweet contributed. A host or moderator will pose questions (designated with Q1, Q2…) to prompt responses from participants (using A1, A2…) and encourage interaction among the group.
Imagine a business networking event—but without a dress code and with a keyboard instead of a location. The same social customs apply—courtesy and respect—and it’s a great way to meet new people with similar interests. There are Twitter chats in almost every industry imaginable.
There are so many things happening in “real time,” how do I keep track of it all? Maybe your schedule looks something like this:
8:15am- Arrive at work
8:20am- Check emails
8:45am- Finish responding to emails
9:00am-12:00pm- Student appointments
12:00pm-12:45pm – “I need to eat lunch! …I forget breakfast too”
1:00pm-2:00pm- Campus meeting
2:00pm-3:00pm- Enter Career Fair information in Symplicity
3:00-3:30pm- Staff meeting
3:30pm-4:30pm- Strategic planning for fall
4:30pm- “I forgot to participate in the #EACE Twitter Chat!”
No need to fear, Storify is here! If you have ever wanted to catch up regarding a company or organization’s Twitter Chat or follow an event specific hash tag, you can create and/or view the full story on a platform called Storify.
Storify is the easiest way to find, collect, and share what people are saying all over the web. From breaking news to fan views, bloggers, brands, businesses, and others are turning social content into shareable stories every day.
How does it work?
Storify connects to countless social media sites including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Youtube and more, enabling an all-in-one search experience. You can also grab anything story-worthy on the web with the Storify bookmarkletor Chrome extension.
Storify’s story editor is all about simplicity – drag and drop anything in, and it’s embedded instantly. Create text and media-rich experiences easily. No coding or formatting knowledge needed. You’ve done the work—Let’s make it go viral. Storify has built-in features that take the story and put it in front of your audience. Then, let them do the rest. Storify stories can be embedded anywhere on the Web by simply pasting an embed code. You can also easily customize the look and feel to make your content more engaging and fit your brand’s unique style.
Make sure to participate in the #EACE Twitter chat conversations every 2nd Tuesday of the month with a different topic each time! Career Services professionals and corporate partners host the Twitter chats. If you cannot participate…no problem- we Storify every chat so that you can catch up on the conversation!
Candice Sierzega is the Assistant Director of Career Development at Lehigh University. She serves as the liaison to the College of Arts & Sciences providing individual career counseling, as well as program development and workshop presentations. Candice received her M.Ed in School Counseling at Lehigh University in 2012. She currently serves on the EACE Technology Committee and is on the Alumni Board of Directors at her alma mater, East Stroudsburg University. At Lehigh, she is engaged in various capacities with student clubs and organizations on campus. She is a staff facilitator for first-year students, serves on the summer-reading selection committee, and is also trained as an Advocate for student survivors of gender violence. She is also passionate about staying active with collegiate members of her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi, and serves as the recruitment advisor on campus.
You can connect with Candice via LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/pub/candice-sierzega/54/257/a0a/en or through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org