Using Participate for Twitter Chats

Tonight I was asked to participate in the first #SwivlChat since I have been a Swivl Video Pioneer for the last 2 years.  I received an email from Swivl with a link to Participate (www.participate.com) which was set up for the chat.  I had heard about Participate being used for Twitter chats before but had not used it myself.  I decided to give it a try and record part of my use so that I can share out with others.

As someone who enjoys participating in Twitter chats and even runs our own district Twitter chat, along with an awesome co-moderator, I am always looking for tools to make this more efficient or effective for me.  The built-in tools (see who is participating, create a transcript, create a collection of shared resources, and to schedule tweets) make this a very versatile tool.

Overall the only negative I can say, and this is a tentative one as I need to do more research to see if I am mistaken, is that you do not get notifications when someone is responding to your tweets.  Luckily I had my phone near me and Tweetdeck open on my computer, otherwise I may have missed some replies.  Despite this perceived flaw, Participate is more than likely the tool I will be using when we run our next district Twitter chat.  Watch the video below to see more about how I used Participate and to see how it works.

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