Social Media Guide to WordCamps

The WP Crowd
Published: March 27, 2017

Did you know that if you can’t attend a WordCamp, you can still participate?

I wanted to attend WordCamp San Diego but wasn’t able to. Not one to need a personal invitation when it comes to anything WordPress, I decided I would inject myself into WCSD via social media.

Twitter to the rescue.

Three Steps:

  1. Learn hashtags — WordCamp events take advantage of Twitter hashtags to easily aggregate a focused newsfeed. For WordCamp San Diego the hashtags were #WCSD and #WCSD2017
    My strategy on Saturday and Sunday was to periodically check the feed and…
  2. Interact — Ask participants questions, retweet — you’ll use the same hashtag and you’ll @ tag the speakers and participants. Also you can comment on photos that are posted and show your personality.
  3. Give back — Don’t forget to thank the attendees who took their time to share their experiences throughout the conference via Twitter! I thanked the active/awesome Tweeters by adding them to a Twitter list of attendees, and by curating and sharing a Twitter Moment. A Twitter Moment lets you curate Tweets around a topic. I tried to live-curate as the Tweets came in as much as possible.

I hope you enjoy this moment. I had fun putting it together and am actually still curating more Tweets into it. If you were at WordCamp San Diego and I missed you, @ reply me on Twitter and I’ll add you to the moment and the follow list.

It’s not any fun to miss out. Because of social media I didn’t have to. 🙂


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