Way back in 2012 I wrote a blog post titled The Tools of #Satchat. It gave readers an inside glimpse of how we promoted, conducted, and archived #Satchat on a weekly basis. Fast forward to 2014 and we continue to use many of those tools. However, as technology and opportunities have evolved, so has #Satchat. Let's take a look at some of the tools that make #Satchat such a tremendous learning experience.....
Twubs: Allows Twitter users to slow down and follow a Twitter hashtag at their own pace. Sometimes #Satchat participants will become overwhelmed with the amount of tweets pumped out in such a short amount of time. Twubs will help alleviate this issue by slowing down the Twitter feed to your liking.
TwitLonger: Have you ever wanted to say more in a tweet but couldn't due to the 140 character limit? TwitLonger allows users to go beyond the 140 characters in order to get the point across in a tweet. Every Saturday morning on #Satchat we tweet out the questions in advance using TwitLonger. This allows participants to keep up with conversation and provide insight that ultimately moves the conversation forward.
Google Sheets: Moderator Billy Krakower utilizes a program within Google Sheets to archive our weekly #Satchat conversations on Twitter. It provides all participants with a resource that they can refer back to, learn from, and share with others. We also use Google Sheets to prepare for the weekly Twitter conversation. Moderator Scott Rocco created a document that helps organize the upcoming discussions. The document is also shared with guest moderators so they can post their questions for that particular week.
Satchat Radio: This past year has been very exciting for the #Satchat Family. In particular #Satchat Radio on the BamRadio Network has provided an opportunity to recap the great conversations that take place on Twitter. Episodes can be found in the iTunes Store or on the Podcast App. Listen to #Satchat Radio as you drive into work, run on the treadmill, or relax outside.
Coming Soon: #Satchat Badges (Earn credit for partivmcolating in our weekly discussions)
Make sure you tune into #Satchathack on Saturday's when #Satchat is off. Typically #Satchathack takes place on holiday weekends.
#SatchatOC (Oceania) takes place every Saturday morning at 10:00 Australian Standard Time
#SatchatWC (West Coast) takes place every Saturday morning at 7:30 PST.
Be on the look out for #SatchatME (Middle East) and #SatchatESP (Espanol) coming this Fall.
Learn more about #Satchat by visiting our webpage.