I attend, co-host and host quite a few Twitter parties and I have decided that I like to use TweetDeck to help me navigate the party!
How to use TweetDeck for a Twitter Party!
If you aren’t sure what a Twitter Party even is, head on over to read about what is a Twitter Party?, then come back here to learn how to use TweetDeck.
First, you need to sign into TweetDeck using your @TwitterName and your Twitter Password.
Do you see the blue “x” in the bottom right corner of your screen, click on it to remove your “HOME column” as it will get much too distracting during a party. To delete any column on your TweetDeck screen, click on the image in the top right hand part of that column (two lines with circles on them) and you will see the “remove” option at the bottom right.
The feather on the top of the image is what you click on to compose a new tweet.
The plus sign is what you click on to add a new column to your screen to help you follow the party with ease.
Set up your party screen by adding columns. I like to have one for messages, one for the party #hashtag, one for mentions (who mentions me) and one for the Twitter Party list that I create on Twitter (more on that later).
When you click on the “+” to add a column, these are your choices:
I mentioned that I like to create lists on Twitter when I am attending (or hosting) a Twitter Party.
To make a list, look in your left hand sidebar for the “lists icon”.
Click on “Create List”, give your list a name and use the search bar to find the users who would you like to add. Add each member by clicking on the “+” sign. When you are done adding users, click on the “done” button at the bottom right of your screen. The list will automatically get added as a new column on your TweetDeck screen.
IF you are finding that the Twitter Stream is moving too quickly, you can pause it by simply scrolling down a tiny bit and when you are ready for it to move again (they do often move at lightening speed!), be sure to scroll right back up to the top to get it moving again. This makes it easier to navigate through tweets that you might want to read in further detail or send a response.
Do you have any questions about how to use TweetDeck for a Twitter Party
How to Participate in a Twitter Party in general?
Feel free to ask below!
I love Tweetdeck. I use it all the time as well as for parties.
Thanks for the step-by-step explanations. Tweetdeck overwhelmed before I read your post!
I used something similar once and shortly after just gave up! I will check this out when the next Twitter party comes up. I need practice! What makes me sad though, is that all the Twitter parties seem to be on Thursday nights and I’ve been booked since September with night classes. Grrr…
There are many Twitter Parties – on a variety of nights! Just have to keep your eyes peeled – feel free to check my Twitter Party calendar! http://www.multitestingmommy.com/canadian-friendly-twitter-parties It will be updated soon!
Thanks for the post, it was really useful!
You’re very welcome!
Thank you so much for this!!! Makes it look so easy LOL
Great step by step instructions
Thank you Darlene!
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