Are you familiar with the #socialtrends #Luv4social
Live Twitter chats are a great new way to interact with people from all over the world who are interested in a common subject. The original way Twitter grouped people together over a common subject was through hashtags.
That was a great way to do it, but the issue is that there was no real community. Interaction was delayed and there was never a real leader. Now with live Twitter chats, there is a community of people chatting at the same time through a shared hashtag.
I was able to participate in my second live Twitter chat this Thursday! Luv4Social was the host and the topic was “What’s trending on social.” Here we talked about the new topics and products that were trending on social. I thought I was pretty informed about what was happening in the social media world, but I was very wrong.
The first question asked by Luv4Social was, “Who do you want to win the bidding war to buy Twitter? Why?” I never really put any thought into things like that. I just tweet and move on. I recently learned that Google bought Youtube. It didn’t really make a difference to me. The only difference was that I automatically had a Youtube account with my gmail account.
Because of that, I had no issue with Google buying Twitter, but someone in the chat make a good point. Kavita Chintapalli said, “Not Google. The idea of them having access to even more data makes me queasy. #DoNoEvil #Luv4Social.” She made a great point, but I think Google is already so powerful, eventually they will take over all social media.
During this chat I also learned about the new Snapchat glasses. I noticed throughout this chat I was unfamiliar with so many things that I had to Google my way through it. They asked us our opinion on the glasses and I found them to be more of a gimmick. I don’t think they will be very successful and are very goofy looking. Several people agreed with me and I was able to start my own chat about them!
There were other questions about what people’s social media pet peeves were and how to improve social. To no surprise, poor grammar was a very popular answer. I was very happy with how this chat played out. I was able to interact with all different types of people across the country and talk about one common subject.
The hour went by so quickly. I can’t wait to participate in my next one!
#Luv4Social (@Luv4social)“Q1. Who do you want to win the bidding war to buy Twitter? Why?” #Luv4Social” 29 Sep 2016, 11:09 a.m. . Tweet.