Twitter chats are simply pre-organized times to tweet on pre-organized hashtags. They use applications like twebevent or TweetChat to corral just those tweets together and to auto-tag any new tweets with the right hashtag.
The Chat Schedule was inspired by Meryl Evans, who started a blog post with a collection of all the chats she knew about. The new spreadsheet version began as a quick solution so that no one person had to track and manage the information about all the Twitter Chats. There were only about 25 chats back then. It has since grown into a list of hundreds of chats with several new ones added each week.
Everyone from journalists to moms to finance people to Knowledge Management professionals are finding each other and banding together via Twitter chats. See more info about the Twitter Chat Experience
I fully expected that someone would write a little database driven web app that would replace the public Google Doc, but perhaps simpler is better in this case.
Thanks to all who run the chats, all who have posted information about chats, and all who tweet the link to the list so that more potential chatters can find one that’s right for them.
View the schedule for yourself and add any chats you know about that aren’t listed.
Bloggers write for a number of different reasons. One of the most popular reasons and the primary reason that I blog is to work out ideas. I find that I don’t truly understand my views until I have put them down in print. Writing also forces me to do some research into the topic to make sure I am well-informed and to figure out how my ideas fit into those of others.
At the beginning of a podcast interview with Jeff De Cagna, Dan Pink brings this concept to life in the way that only a professional speaker can. Dan’s latest book, Drive, just came out this week. I have yet to give it a read, but if it is anything like Dan in person or his previous books: Free Agent Nation, Whole New Mind, Adventures of Johnny Bunko; it will expand your views and possibly even take you in a whole new direction.
The true power of our age is how easy it is to connect with ideas and people. Use this advantage to spark new ideas and build on the ones that you have. If writing is not your thing then make sure that you are heavily collaborating with others to develop those ideas. So many people are willing to help as long as you return the favor.
If you have not already checked out Twitter Chats as a way to connect with a knowledge community, there is a whole schedule of them listed here. One of those chats is even about best practices for knowledge sharing: http://KMers.org