Lately, I've been joining twitter parties. What's a twitter party? So many of my friends ask me this question and I always find it hard to explain especially to those who don't use twitter.
A twitter party is when a certain person or company, otherwise known as hosts will run a twitter chat at a certain time of the day. They use a certain hashtag (#) so everyone who wants to join can tweet using that hashtag and the hosts running the twitter party can see what others have tweeted. It's like a chatroom.
The host will ask certain questions depending on the topic of the party for example since Father's Day is coming, the host will ask about your dad or what you'll be doing that day. Then you'll just answer their question with the hashtag. It's very easy but it takes a little bit of getting used to especially when using tweetdeck. There are other twitter party platform you can use like twubs. Just search more about them online.
About the prizes! This is what attracts people to join a twitter party. It's all about the prize. Depending on which twitter party you're joining, prizes that are given depend on the company hosting it. Sometimes they give out gift cards or sometime the products they want to advertise to people. My most favorite are gift cards just because I can use them easily but I also enjoy getting products from companies. I think I'm going to start posting the gifts I won from the twitter parties I joined.
If you are planning to join, you will become familiar with many of the people who join twitter parties. I've made some friends through it. That's one of the things I love about it.
The hard about it is when you really want to win something and you don't, sometimes it's disappointing but never lose hope! Tomorrow's another day! :)