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Hashtags and Community

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Words of wisdom from Hashtracking:

“When is a hashtag more than a hashtag? When it’s the rallying call of a community!

Community hashtags have been around since the dawn of Twitter. Some of them evolved out of weekly special interest chats, some are the result of a compelling cause, and still others have taken root because of a charismatic individual, whose following has fueled ongoing discussion.

Community hashtags may spring from different sources but they have much in common including:

  • A sense of camaraderie and like-mindedness. Community hashtag participants often share similar goals and challenges and are quick to help each other out.
  • A desire and willingness to share openly and earnestly, and learn from one another.
  • A range of users/skills, from relative newbie to expert.
  • An ongoing conversation. Community hashtags, unlike campaign or event hashtags, have no specific end date. While conversations may be scheduled and moderated (as with chats) at a regular hour each week, the conversations spill beyond this time slot and the hashtag remains an open line for comment 24/7
  • A non marketing bent. Community hashtags, while not necessarily devoid of marketing messages, serve the community first, and brands second. One of the reasons why it is challenging for brands to establish true community is because the agenda of generating sales often conflicts with the more altruistic goals of community.”

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How To Chat With Us

  • Our Twitter discussions take place on Wednesdays from 2:00pm to 3:00pm eastern time.
  • Very Important Tip – Add the hashtag #kbtribechat to your chat tweets.  When you add our hashtag you become part of the conversation.
  • If you tweet from Hootsuite or TweetDeck a dedicated column can be set up for #kbtribechat.
  • Tweetchat also makes it easy to follow what everyone is saying during the chat.  You can find our Tweetchat room at: http://tweetchat.com/room/kbtribechat  Log into the program then you will see the tweet stream from everyone, even those you do not follow.  When you tweet from Tweetchat the program can automatically add the hashtag #kbtribechat to your tweets which is very helpful, especially when chatting is a new experience and it’s easy to forget.  Next to each tweet is an option to respond or retweet a specific tweet. You can also click on a tweeters name to get information and possibly follow.   

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This image was taken by Lisa Stewart Photography during a Wellborn Cabinet hosted KBtribechat event at KBIS 2019.

 

  • At first the chat may seem fast and confusing with so many tweeting at the same time.  Just try to take it all in, thinking about information to add to the discussion.  At the top of the hour, say “hello” and introduce yourself. The community will reach out and welcome you to the discussion.
  • The main thing to remember is to add  #kbtribechat to your tweets.
  • Retweeting with an added comment is a good way to join the conversation. Make sure the KBtribechat hashtag is on your tweet when you retweet.  This can be tricky.
  • Join us when you can. None of us can make every chat.
  • Tweet as much or as little as you want, staying on topic.
  • The host and @kbtribechat will ask specific questions for the chat.  Answer Q1: with A1: etc… in your tweets.
  • The discussion questions are posted here every Thursday.
  • Please do not overtly solicit.  Have your links add information on the topic.
  • Ask us @kbtribechat if you have questions.  We want to help.

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