So, we started thinking: How can you make #FollowFriday on Twitter a little more interesting and a little less annoying? Yes, we are of the camp that although we think the #FollowFriday tradition is a great idea, the way most Twitter profiles execute it: with following streams of Twitter profiles that don’t even list why you would even follow the person in the first place. People, brands, and bots, we CAN do much better.
Then it hit us. Why not start a new series on this blog where we ask engaging Twitter profiles questions in 140 characters or less, and then that profile needs to answer the questions in less than 140 characters. Hence starts #140Chat. (FYI: This idea was inspired, okay somewhat stolen!, by what my dear friend @ginidietrich does on her blog each Friday: write about one Twitter profile to follow each week. That is cool.)
The guidelines for #140Chat will be simple:
- We will choose an interesting Twitter profile from our stream.
- We will DM that profile and make a #140Chat request.
- We will have the actual interview of 140 character exchanges via a chat client, like Google Chat.
- We will save the interview and the post it on our blog.
Simple as that. Who’s in?