What, Pray Tell, is a Twitter Party?
Ever walked into a party and been overwhelmed by how many people are there, uncertain if anyone you know will show up, anxious about whether you’ll meet people you can stand to talk to or will have anything to say to them if you do? And then suddenly you find someone you know or meet someone nice or both, and before you know it you’re managing to have real conversations and it’s fine? Sound like every party you’ve ever been to? That’s what this party is like, too, except it’s on Twitter and you don’t have to put on pants.
Uh, how do I “get” to this party?
First of all, you need to have a Twitter account. But don’t actually use Twitter to interact at the party, or you’ll get aggravated and give up — use a social media dashboard like Hootsuite to track the hashtag #TMOM during 9-10pm (you may also see questions and answers for this party with additional hashtags, depending on the theme for the evening).
What will happen during the party?
During that hour you’ll see six questions posed by experts from Traveling Mom (#TMOM) and Traveling Dad. You are free to chime in and answer any or all of the questions.
Do my answers have to be formatted a certain way?
That’s a good question. If you’re answering question Q1, preface your answer with A1. If you’re answering question Q2, preface your answer with A2. And so on. End your answer with the hashtag #TMOM so that others attending the party pick it up in their own feeds.
Is it acceptable to enjoy a cocktail while attending this party?
Yes. The alcohol will likely make you more interesting. But that’s not any kind of binding professional promise. Consume alcohol in moderation and, as after any party, don’t drink and text old girlfriends and seriously, don’t ever drink and drive or text while driving.
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