I participated in a Twitter chat yesterday and as many of you may have noticed Tweetchat has been on the blink this week, as they’ve been making updates. But what you may not know, is that there is a NEW Twitter event management tool available, and it blows all the other tools out of the water!
Twitter Event Management Made Easy with Twubs
As a blogger and online event organizer, I really think Twubs goes a long way in bridging the gap between brands and audience. Twubs allows you to create a branded page for each of your hashtags, which you can use to host Twitter chats, Twitter parties and other LIVE Twitter events.
Twubs also allows you the option to embed the chat on your own website. You can view an embedded chat here.
I had the opportunity to use Twubs yesterday in a chat on Twitter for MomsRising for their #WomenTogether campaign, and it didn’t disappoint. I really expected that there would be a slow load time or that the page wouldn’t update as quickly as Tweetchat, but there were no issues like that. In fact, I liked it better.
Just like Tweetchat, you have the option to reply, retweet or favorite the tweets as they stream by. The only possible downside I saw was the fact that you couldn’t easily scroll down to the beginning of the chat as you would be able to in Tweetchat. Instead, Twubs asks you to click to “show older” tweets. For the most part, I don’t see this as being much of an inconvenience though, but it may slow the process of picking out prize winners during a party for some.
One of the other nice things is that you can add additional hashtags to your chat, so you can show both the chat hashtag and a brand hashtag in the feed if you like. That’s a big plus for event co-branding! So far, I’ve only know of TweetGrid providing that services, so I’m glad to see it here!
The best part…you can schedule events in advance and make them searchable in the Twubs directory. This is great because it allows people to not only search your event in Twubs, but makes your event and hashtag accessible to the whole Twubs community.
Mashable did a write up on them too, which you can check out here: mashable.com/2013/06/12/twitter-chat-management
And you can also find more details in this post by Women of Technology.
Have you tried Twubs yet? What did you think of it?
Try Twubs now: http://twubs.com/