It really is fascinating the connections that are possible because of Twitter. The site is a wonderful networking tool and I saw evidence of this earlier this morning when I got a DM from @TheOnlineMom. I know Monica from her participation in #Blogchat, and she wanted to know if I wanted to help her with a project she’s working on involving a Twitter chat! The chat will happen tomorrow night, and is an event by Verizon and the NFL, and it features NFL legend Marcus Allen! As anyone that’s followed football in the last 30 years knows, Marcus is one of the most dominant football players of the modern era, he’s done everything from win the Heisman in college to being named league and Super Bowl MVP in the NFL.
So when Monica asked me if I’d like to be involved in helping to promote and participate in this chat, my answer was of COURSE I would 😉
Here’s all the details:
- The chat happens tomorrow night, starting at 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific. Marcus Allen (@MarcusAllenHOF) will be the special guest, and will be answering your questions and chatting about his career.
- The hashtag to follow for the chat is #NFLMobileApp. If you’re familiar with #Blogchat, it’s the same deal, just follow the hashtag #NFLMobileApp. Also, please follow Marcus at @MarcusAllenHOF and @TheTechDad will be hosting the chat!
- As a special bonus, there will be TWO DROID RAZR smart phones by Motorola given away during the chat. But you MUST RSVP at this link to be eligible to win one of the phones – http://bit.ly/tMWDSv That will take you to Verizon’s site, and check in the top right corner for simple instructions on how to RSVP for one of the two phones!
That’s it! So check out the chat tomorrow night, I’ll be participating, and I think it will be a lot of fun, especially if you are a college or NFL fan! You could ask Marcus about his career, or I’m sure he’d love to talk about what’s happening now in the NFL or with his USC Trojans!
Now if you’re working with a company that’s curious about using Twitter chats, I also think you should at least attend this chat and observe how it goes. This will give you a good idea of how a ‘one-off’ Twitter chat could be structured. I’ve seen a big jump in interest from companies in starting Twitter chats in the last 6 months or so, and this would be a great chance for many of you to learn what the process is like, and see the results!
Disclosure – I’m being paid to promote and participate in this chat. You’ll see me tweeting about it a few times today and tomorrow on Twitter, then I’ll be participating in the chat tomorrow night.