Announcing the Second #WPOchat Monday May 23, 2011

Wednesday, 11. May 2011 - 4:04 pm

The second #WPOchat is scheduled for Monday May 23rd at 6pm ET (10pm GMT, 12am May 24th Paris, 8am May 24th Sydney)

Topic: Community Generated – Voting is now closed. Submit/Vote on your favorite questions: #WPOchat on Google Moderator

Moderator: Patrick Meenan @patmeenan

The first WPOchat was a success.  Thank you for attending.  This next chat will build on that success, please let your contacts know.  We look forward to chatting with you.

Here are some comments and tips based on your feedback from the chat:

“How do I lessen the impact on my Twitter stream during the 60 minutes of the chat.”

  • Before you begin Tweeting at 6pm on 5/23 let your followers know you will be in a Twitter chat.  These chats are becoming popular and more people understand the use case.  A Tweet similar to this might help: “To my followers, for the next 60 minutes I will be participating in a Twitter chat #WPOchat. Please excuse my rapid tweets”.  FYI there are now over 390 Twitter chats on this GoogleDocs Twitter Chat List.

“Let’s move the chat to a better day and time.”

  • From the Tweets and based on the busy event calendars in cities like Boston, the community and organizers believe that Monday will be better for all.  We are open to another day and time – but we should settle on a time to make the chat date more predictable.  For example this month we are one week early due to the US holiday, Memorial Day May 30th

“The first chat was too general and generic”

  • We all agree, and the first chat was designed to be a general opener for all of us.  We wanted to keep the topic broad and give a chance for WPO experts and interested stakeholders a chance to participate.  It worked. The next chats will be more focused and feature experts on that specific topic as the moderator.

“The chat moved too quickly”

  • Twitter chats are notoriously swift.  Many people used a Twitter chat client like TweetChat, it only displays Tweets with the #WPOchat hashtag and automatically adds the hashtage to your Tweets. We also plan to have fewer questions in the next chats. More information about the TwitterChat experience can be found in this blog post:  http://swanthinks.wordpress.com/2009/08/13/the-twitter-chat-experience/

#WPOchat is organized by Jonathan Klein of Boston Web Performance Meetup and William Toll of Yottaa

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