Watch the Presidential Summit and Tweet Along with Us
So how do you tweet along with us? Here is a step by step guide of how to join the conversation.
Twitter is a short pithy way to communicate using only 140 characters. We will be watching the live stream and discussing the event.
Twitter is a big wide world- how do we find each other? We use #hashtags!
What is a #hashtag?
#hashtags allow us to search for a string of characters following a # symbol. This event #hashtag = #AFPNH (Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire) They are hosting the event.
Sign up with www.twitter.com (its free). This is a good time to check out the action. Note- you dont have to sign up to watch the fun but you wont be able to make a comment (send a tweet) without an account.
Sending a tweet:
When you send a tweet be sure to include #afpnh in the tweet. Then we can all see you are talking about the #afpnh Presidential Summit.
First Pres Summit this Fri, April 29 at 8pm
est.Romney, Pawlenty, Santorum, Bachmann, Cain.
Watch online & tweet w/ me. #AFPNH
Tracking the conversation:
Experienced tweeps (twitter users) prefer tweetdeck, hootsuite or other applications that allow them to sort key words.
Here are 3 applications that will get you started for the #afpnh event:
(type in keyword #afpnh) Simple, easy to watch- but you have to refresh often. Cant tweet from this page.
(type afpnh in the box) Easy to navigate, easy to tweet from. You can control the refresh speed.
You dont need to be registered on twitter.com to view the tweets. Pick a size and enter #afpnh in the search box.
What does that mean?
RT= retweet You like something so much you want to tell your followers. You pass the tweet along.
MT= modified tweet You have to change a RT substantially to fit it in the 140 limit.
@= reply tweet Use this to get a tweeps attention. @(twitter handle) shows up in your replies column
#hashtags more #hashtags = #tcot (top conservatives on twitter) #afp (americans for prosperity
#tlot (top libertarians on twitter)
DM= direct message The email of twitter. Private message to a follower. D(space)(twitter handle)