According to Forbes, a Tweet chat is a live Twitter event, usually moderated and focused around a general topic. To filter all the chatter on Twitter into a single conversation a hashtag is used. A set time is also established so that the moderator, guest or host is available to engage in the conversation.
From what I’ve read, the very first Tweet chat (popularly known as #blogchat) was hosted Mark Collier in March 2009. The response was so good that Mark continues to host this chat every week – 8 PM Central. Each week a different blogging topic is chosen. For example, sometimes it is about personal blogging topics, other times the focus is about business blogging. There are more than 5000 tweets on an average during every one hour chat session!
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a corporate, an individual, or a community manager – there are many good things about participating in Tweet chats. Here are six compelling reasons why.