If you are new to twitter or to twitter chats, the idea of participating in an online conversation might be a bit confusing. Even experienced twitter users can at times feel overwhelmed by the pace of a chat session. In order to make the most out of our #pypchats, we have gathered the following tips and ideas for our participants.
  • Don't feel compelled to read each individual tweet.
  • Respond to tweets which resonate with you by replying to these comments.
  • Include #pypchat within your tweet.
  • If you normally protect your twitter account, you will need to unprotect your account for your comments to be included in the archive. Protect your account again afterwards.
  • Some participants prefer to use online twitter services such as Twitterfall, Tweetgrid or Tweetdeck which organize their chats (please see below for descriptions).




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TweetDeck arranges your twitter feed into columns, where you can view multiple chats and people you follow.


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TweetGrid will organize your twitter feed into a grid and is able to conduct up to 9 searches simultaneously.


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Twitterfall organizes your feed into columns as well, but you may adjust the speed of the twitter flow in the settings.