In my first few months as SumAll’s content creator, I noticed a peculiar phenomenon happening on Twitter: something called a “Twitter Chat,” in which other content creators made do with Twitter’s limitations and got together to form something similar to a chat room by hanging out in one hashtag. At first I thought that was rather silly, because Twitter’s limitations really do limit you: from the character limit, to the inability to edit a tweet, I thought Twitter Chats were a bit of a reach.
But then I realized out of all the social media platforms, Twitter really was the only one to let strangers come together and network. And chatting through a hashtag really does work! By searching for a chat’s designated hashtag and lingering on the “Latest” filter, new comments come in just as they do with any chatroom. House rules request you to do things like reply to questions with the chat’s hashtag, and for each question (which would be marked Q1, Q2, and so on) respond with the respective answer number (A1, A2 – easy!).
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