A short guide to Twitter and Tweetchats
is an online news and social networking service where users post and interact
with messages, 'tweets' (these used to be restricted to 140
characters, but has recently increased to 280 characters per tweet!). To tweet
you need to open an account in Twitter and use your computer, Twitter apps on
your phone or tablet.
Who can see my Tweets
Twitter is a public social network, and everyone can see
what you tweet, including your boss, work colleagues, family and friends. This
is important to bear in mind when you are tweeting.
is a TweetChat?
A TweetChat is a virtual meeting or gathering on Twitter to discuss a
common topic. Our DLTE Chats will usually last 30 minutes and will include some
questions to stimulate discussion – the questions will be released during the
chat and will be preceded with Q1, Q2, Q3 etc.
For example: Q1 What does student co-creation mean to you?
will I find the TweetChat?
Create an account on Twitter and then use the search facility to find
do I take part?
If you wish to respond to a question include the hashtag #DLTEchat anywhere
within your tweet and precede your tweet with A1, A2, A3 etc.
For example: A1 Students supporting curriculum design #DLTEChat
have to tweet to take part?
No you don’t though your contributions will be valued! By following the
hashtag #DLTEchat you can simply read the questions raised and answers by those
Can only Edinburgh Napier staff
and students participate?
While #DLTEChat is primarily intended for the Edinburgh Napier
community, by their nature, Tweetchats are openly accessible and as such,
anyone can participate and read the tweets – indeed we may actively invite
external colleagues to participate.
can’t make the time slot can I follow the TweetChat later?
Yes you can view the discussion by searching for #DLTEchat.
there be a summary of the session made available afterwards?
Yes – we will use Storify to summarise the conversations that each
question gives rise to, and post the results back to #DLTEChat and archive the
links on our website.
If you have any questions at all, please contact Kirsteen
Wright, Publications Officer, DLTE (email@example.com) or
send us a direct message to our twitter account @EdNapDLTE
The #DLTEChat team would like to thank colleagues at
#LTHEChat for the inspiration and advice. These guidance notes are based upon
those used on the #LTHEChat website (https://lthechat.com/). #LTHEChat takes
place weekly on Wednesday evenings between 8-9pm.