How to Participate in the WTD 2021 Twitter Chat
September 20th, 2021
Twitter Chat 101:
If you are new to Twitter or haven’t joined a Twitter Chat before, here is a simple guide on how to participate.
A Twitter Chat is when a group of Twitter users meet at a pre-determined time to discuss a certain topic using a designated hashtag (#ClotChat) for each tweet contributed. A moderator will post questions designated with Q1, Q2, Q3… etc. to prompt responses from participants and encourage interaction from the group.
Twitter Chats are a great way to share your knowledge on the topics and to help educate and engage with others that want to learn more about blood clots.
Here are the steps to participate in the World Thrombosis Day 2021Twitter Chat:
Mark your calendar for the World Thrombosis Day Twitter Chat!
October 13, 2021
11 a.m. US-ET / 17:00 CEST
Find #ClotChat on Twitter
When it is time to join the chat, log onto Twitter and search for the hashtag: #ClotChat and follow along with the “Latest” tab.
You can also use free sites such as tweetdeck.com or hootsuite.com to follow along, but you must set those up prior to the chat.
Alert your followers (optional)
It is always polite to let your followers know that you will be attending a Twitter Chat and there will be a high volume of tweets coming out. A simple tweet like below will work:
Going to see an influx of tweets today from #ClotChat as I join the #WTDay21 Twitter Chat with @ThrombosisDay. Feel free to join me!
Introduce Yourself: When the chat begins, introduce yourself. There will be participants from all over the world, so it is fun to see where everyone is joining from.
Follow the hashtag #ClotChat and use A1, A2, A3 and #ClotChat to answer your questions.
You are already on the hashtag stream (step 2) so all you need to do now is read along. You may have to refresh the conversation throughout the chat.
The moderator will post questions using the format: Q1, Q2, Q3. You can review the planned questions here.
Answer questions using the format A1, A2, A3… and don’t forget to use #ClotChat
The number one rule for Twitter Chats is to use the hashtags - #ClotChat and #WTDay21
Retweet Answers You Like
Share the information that you find interesting to help increase the awareness of blood clots. Also, follow the people that you find interesting during the chat. Twitter Chats are a great way to network and to share information.
- Final Step: Share information, meet new people and organizations, and celebrate World Thrombosis Day!
For additional resources and information on Twitter Chats, please see below: