By Carlene Helble
The ultimate Twitter chat is ready to launch this November and it’s something you won’t want to miss! Registered Dietitian Janet Helm (@JanetHelm on Twitter) created #RDChat to help dietitians, students, and others interested in nutrition and health connect on fresh, hot button topics.
#RDChat will occur as a moderated conversation on Twitter the first Wednesday of the month from 8-9 pm ET in an hour long session. Things like headlines from newspapers, as well as new studies, and controversial topics will be covered with the help of special guests.
New to Twitter chats? Janet provided these step by step instructions to get you ready to go!:
- The chat happens live on Twitter and you can jump in at any time during the hour. Simply log on to your Twitter account and you can use any of these options to help you manage the conversations.
- One option, go to http://www.search.twitter.com and type in #RDchat. Only the tweets that include that hashtag (#) will appear. You may have to refresh the page to get new results.
- If you use Tweetdeck, start a column for #RDchat. Only tweets that are tagged with #RDchat will appear in that column for you to respond to.
- There are several other programs you can use that are specifically designed for chats on Twitter: http://www.tweetchat.com http://www.tweetgrid.com http://twubs.com All you have to do is log on to one of those programs. When prompted, type in #RDchat and you’ll only see tweets that include that hashtag. It allows you to see the fast-paced conversation happening in real time. You use just like Twitter; reply, comment, retweet, etc. All of your tweets will automatically be tagged with #RDchat.
See you for a #healthy #nutritious and interesting @Twitter chat in November!