Sure, you’re no novice. You know how to rock a Twitter hashtag either by trial and error or by learning from the pros (see our own presentation on Tweeting an event hashtag here). But have you ever live blogged or tweeted a global political conference in Johannesburg, South Africa?
Much of the same social sensibilities apply there as they would at any conference or event here. But the post I’m referencing here, How to Live-Blog or Tweet from a Global Event/Conference, written by blogger Mac-Jordan (@MacJordan) of Ramblings of a Ghainain Blogger, offers interesting and useful insight into blogging and tweeting global events. The follow suggestions from him also seems like obvious, rule of thumb etiquette but you’d be surprised how many forget it (simply by being caught up in the moment of the event):
- Thank Your Hosts: If you want to be invited back, but sure to tip your hat to the hosting organization. This is another no-brainer that I have seen my new media colleagues neglect time and time again.
- Thank Your Followers: Also thank those who participated in the conversation and helped get the message out. Remember that without them you wouldn’t be there at all.
When live tweeting an event, a little gratitude goes a long way. Read Mac-Jordan’s entire post here.
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