Tweet Chat Tools
Below this box you will see all the tweets in the chat room. You can set the rate at which the chat window refreshes, stop and start the stream and change the "room" settings. Of course you can also Tweet, reply to, retweet and like a Tweet all from one page.
Tchat.io ( http://www.tchat.io/) .
Once you sign in with your Twitter account and enter #gyncsm in the box next to "start Chatting" the chat page will look similar to the Tweeetchat page. A box on top of the page allows you to enter text to tweet and automatically adds the hashtag. You can hide retweets and pause the stream too.
Below this box will be all the recent tweets which you can reply to, retweet, quote and like a Tweet.
As a moderator, TweetDeck is one of my favorite to use. Once you sign in you will be able to set up columns of information - Home, User, Notifications, Message, Followers etc. I set mine up to show #gyncsm, my stream, my notifications, followers and messages. During a chat I usually have my New Tweet column open all the time.
When you want to use TweetDeck for a chat you can add a column ( look for the + on the left ) and choose search. In the search box on the top type in #gyncsm. (This is the column to the right of the New Tweet column in the photo above.) When you hit reply in a Tweet that tweet will appear in the blue column and you can reply below it. When you hit retweet a new window opens and you can simply retweet to your followers or click on retweet with comment. This allows you to add text. If you start a new text you will have to add the hashtag being used during the chat (#gyncsm ). I like the ability to easily add a photo to the tweet as well as schedule a tweet.
I recommend that you don’t wait till the night of the chat to sign up for these tools but test them out a day or two ahead of time. Even if the hashtag stream is not busy you can still try out different aspects of the site.
Questions/ Discussion (9:11- 9:49pm ET)
Summary /Closing Remarks (9:50- 10:00pm)
- You may use 280 characters per tweet.
- The pace may be quick at times with participants commenting but please don’t be discouraged. You can scroll back in the conversation to catch up. For most health related chats transcripts are available on the communities website ( gyncsm.blogspot.com for gyncsm) or on the Symplur website. (https://www.symplur.com/healthcare-hashtags/gyncsm/)
- Please try to stay on topic. Side conversations are distracting and will make a crowded discussion more difficult to follow.
- Try to keep retweets to a minimum so that the discussion can flow smoothly.
- The chat is not the place to promote your project / book / event/ fundraiser. We know you are all doing wonderful things please feel free to share with all after the chat is completed.
- Be mindful that although we may all be dealing with a gynecologic cancer, the experiences we have may not be the same. Please do not criticize another person's treatment decision.
We hope you will let us and other chat moderators know if there is anything we can do to make our chat's better.