So, you’ve been invited to join in a twitter party. . now what? Learning to use twitter can be quite confusing. I understand, I am still new to the platform and still learning myself. However since I could not find any information on what was going on, I jumped in head first and taught myself the know how. Hopefully I can shed some light on the subject for you and help you feel ready to join in the fun as well.
First, you will need to sign up for a twitter account. You can find the sign up page here. Once you are a member you can begin to join in twitter parties. What is a twitter party you ask? A twitter party is a group of people who all log into twitter at the same time and tweet with a common hashtag to form a conversation. Most times a twitter party will take place with a company being a sponsor and free items will be given away to the participants.
What to do before the party starts:
In order to follow along with a twitter party you will need to be following the hosts. The hosts will be names ahead of time. To follow their tweets simply click “follow” on their twitter handle pages. You should also RSVP for the party on the party page (this is normally also listed in the invite). RSVP’s are commonly collected using a linky or comment form. Simply add your twitter handle (mine is @raisingdickjane) into the form and you have completed your RSVP!
Attending the party:
Each party will have a specific start and end time. Parties normally last for 1 hour. You will need to be present for the entire hour if you want to qualify for a prize, so plan your time accordingly. While these parties can take a lot of time out of your schedule, the probability that you will win a prize is great. Most parties give away 20 or more prizes within their scheduled hour and have around 100 guests. I usually walk away with a prize about 50% of the time.
As the party progresses you will see tweets from the hosts regarding the product and questions for the participants to answer. It may look something like this:
Q1: What is your favorite color?
You should hit the “reply” button under the question and respond in the following format.
@partyhost A1: Blue #party hashtag
If you have any questions, please feel to ask. I will make sure to respond to all comments.
I hope to see you at the next party!