Reposted from my blog post originally on: http://blog.hootsuite.com/
Every Tuesday for the past year, HootSuite University has hosted a Twitter chat for in-depth discussions about social media. Discussing the most relevant topics to date including trends, tips, strategies and best practices, #HSUchat provides a virtual space for communities to share, learn, ask questions, and engage with social media enthusiasts from all over the world.
As social media evolves at a rapid pace, it may become a daunting task to keep up with the endless flow of information while trying to learn everything by yourself. Although social media can be a powerful source of information and entertainment, its real potential lies in the ability to create deep, meaningful conversations between many individuals at once.
HootSuite University curates #HSUchat by drawing on trending topics in social media, as well as topics covered by featured speakers in our Lecture Series library, including Social Media Compliance, Measuring Social Media Success, How to Grow Your Online Community Internationally, and many more. A series of engaging questions are created for the chat and participants are encouraged to share their insights on given topics with an enthusiastic community.
A Global Community
A conversation is only as good as the people involved. What initially started as a small community chat with just a handful of participants grew exponentially to hundreds of people over the course of a year. Attracting noted guest participants as well as evangelists all over the world, #HSUchat has drawn tweeps from Mexico, the Philippines, Europe and the US, just to name a few.
Not only do you get to converse and share ideas with people of all geographic representations in #HSUChat, participants also come from various professional backgrounds allowing industry professionals to share their different perspectives as well as learn from the experience and expertise of their peers.
Social Media enthusiasts like Bonnie Zink, Felice Lam, Cezary Gesikowski, Sue Beckingham, Kylie Foster and many more, have been participating in #HSUchat over the past year, bringing expert tips and insight to the conversation each week. It’s because of these engaged and enthusiastic tweeps who share their knowledge and experience, that #HSUchat continues to grow, and we all continue to learn.
Learn One, Learn All
Social media doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Whether you’re a newcomer or a seasoned expert, #HSUchat provides a helpful and supportive community encouraging social media enthusiasts of all levels to learn and gain new insights from like-minded people in a fun and casual setting.
Join us for today’s chat at 2pm EST / 11am PST!
Follow @HootSuite_U and save #HSUchat as a search stream in your HootSuite dashboard to join the conversation. Today, we’ll be discussing how to get your life back through effective social media management.