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#tourismchat is a biweekly twitter chat focusing on Social Media in the Tourism Industry. It’s held on Thursdays at 2pm CST. If you’re not familiar with it, this is your personal invitation to participate, or at least lurk, in the chat!

How?

If you use TweetDeck or HootSuite, set up a search column for #tourismchat. My preference is TweetDeck as it brings in new tweets automatically in real-time.

If you don’t use TweetDeck or can’t keep up with the constant tweets, try TweetChat. This site automatically adds the #tourismchat hashtag at the end of every tweet, which is a great benefit. Tip: sign in with your twitter account and move the refresh speed down to 5 seconds.

Why?

  1. #tourismchat is FREE.
  2. CVBs and others in the tourism industry share their social media knowledge and experience. For free.
  3. It’s like attending specific social media sessions at tourism conferences but better.
  4. And if you needed another reason:

So please join us this Thursday, September 1, at 2pm CST when we chat about the use of multimedia (obtaining and using photos, videos, podcasts, etc) in the tourism social space.

Of course I’m partial to #tourismchat but feel free to check out these other Travel Chats on Twitter too.

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It seemed like everyone in the tourism industry was in NOLA for #DMAI11 last month. Well everyone except for a few lonely people on twitter who felt like they were missing out. What started as a playful conversation became an incredible occasion to connect with other tourism professionals on twitter.

Troy (@travel2dot0) mentioned the #notatDMAI11 hashtag in a tweet and a few of us started to run with it. While the real #DMAI11 conference attendees listened to Dom Sagolla speak, one of the co-creaters of Twitter, we had some random tweets like my “Twitter has 140 characters. #notatDMAI11” tweet. But the non-conference hashtag was quickly evolving into something more than that and within less than an hour, we had a #notatDMAI11 twitter list and a non-conference non-logo logo, courtesy of Beth Conway.

Next came the idea of hosting a #notatDMAI11 twitter chat. It was the perfect opportunity to show the community aspect of hashtags and the learning potential of twitter, with or without a conference. The chat was scheduled for that Friday, the last day of #DMAI11, and focused on using social media at conferences. For more info on the chat, check out the #notatDMAI11 twitter transcript [pdf]. By the end of the chat, only three days after the hashtag was created, there were over 270 #notatDMAI11 tweets by more than 50 twitter accounts. (more…)

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Transcripts are essential for twitter chats. Not only to refresh your memory of the chat but they’re also great for those who were unable to participate during that hour.

If you’re not familiar with #tourismchat, it’s a biweekly twitter chat focusing on social media in the tourism industry. Each chat varies but we normally see over 300 tweets from 50-75 twitter users during that hour.

As many of you know, we were using “what the hashtag?!” (wthashtag.com) for the #tourismchat transcripts but for some reason the site started displaying error messages, for both the #tourismchat and #SoMeT hashtags. It’s working now but was down for a few weeks so I researched other twitter transcript sites for a substitute method.

Here are my results:

what the hashtag?! http://wthashtag.com

-pros: easy to use, customizable, list basic hashtag usage stats, create transcript for custom dates, unique transcript URL

-cons: site did not work for a few weeks, stats are only available for the past 7 days

Tweetdoc http://tweetdoc.org

-pros: provides a nice pdf transcript, use custom dates

-cons: not instant/takes time to process, pdf must be housed somewhere (I use Google Docs) for easy sharing

tweetreach http://tweetreach.com

-pros: interesting stats include exposure and impressions

-cons: no custom dates, transcripts for up to 50 tweets areĀ  free, monthly plans are expensive

Twapper Keeper http://twapperkeeper.com

-pros: use custom dates, creates RSS feed & excel version of transcript

-cons: must format export with text to columns in excel before saving into google doc, could be a user error but I don’t always get all of the tweets in the export.

For geeks: As I was researching these sites, I came across this very cool site. Summarizr provides charts and stats for any hashtag, via Twapper Keeper. The #tourismchat Twapper Keeper account was created in the beginning of December so these stats only reflect the past two chats.

My temporary solution for replacing wthashtag was a hodgepodge of things stored in a google doc. I plan to continue updating this doc but my preferred method is definitely what the hashtag?!

What are your preferred methods for accessing and sharing twitter transcripts?

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