50 Twitter curious people
attended last night's TechSoup Canada - Toronto Net Tuesday,
"TwitterTalk"; at the
Centre for Social Innovation. A panel of Toronto Twitter leaders
presented about their successes and challenges of using Twitter to
connect, build community, encourage involvement, and to fundraise.
- Evelyn So (@evelynso) of Noesium Consulting Inc.
- Sarah Prevette (@sarahprevette) of RedWire Media and Twestival Toront
- Elena Yunusov (@communicable) of Communicable.ca and HoHoTO
- Jane Zhang (@jzhang99) of TechSoupCanada
TwitterTalk Atteendees were encouraged to live Tweet comments and questions using hash tag #TONetTue. Here are some of the most 'share worthy' tweets, and direct questions from the audience:
- @techsoupcanada: any tips for keeping tweets fresh and interesting, but without excluding non-twitterers? (ie can't rely only on twitter)
- @techsoupcanada: what is the balance between a professional account (ie @techsoupcanada) and individuals' personal accounts (@jzhang99)
- juliannasculpts: Worst thing to do on Twitter is to ignore questions and negative feedback (but must handle well!) @SarahPrevette #TONetTue
- evelynso: @bataclanc For hashtag, check out http://hashtags.org/. Try search for #tonettue to see tweets about this evening's event. Hope this helps!
All four panelists offered great insight into using and managing Twitter. The following were some of the best highlights:
- "Determine what your social media (Twitter) community wants and respond accordingly" - Sarah Prevette
- Be transparent at all times – Elena Yunasov
- Don’t be afraid to acknowledge that twitter doesn’t work for your organization. – Evelyn So
- You never know who will respond to an open call for volunteers, don’t be surprised at the response- Jane Zhang
The event hand-out suggested the follwing Twitter apps:
- Tweet Deck - to better manage tweets
- Twitteriffic - to Tweet on the go
- Twitter Grader - to find out who's, who
- Tweet Later - to better track data
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About Toronto Net Tuesday:
Toronto Net Tuesday is a technology learning event sponsored by TechSoup Canada. TechSoup Canada provides charities and nonprofits with--community support, learning content, and access to over 300 donated products, from 25 donor partners.