How to Join the DreamUMC Tweetchats

Tweetchats are held on Twitter at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific) on the second and fourth Mondays of the month.

Want to join in the conversation? Here’s how to join and be part of the group!

Two suggested methods: Basic and Pro

Basic – Twitter

  • If you haven’t already, create a twitter account at www.twitter.com. Pick a username (may take a few tries to get a unique one) and enter your email address and you are done. You CAN follow along the conversation without a username, but you can only converse if you have one.
  • Enter in #dreamumc into the “search” field at the top of the screen and hit Search.
  • You are IN! Now you will see streaming in all the updates with the hashtag on them. The screen will occasionally update and you can click the “see new tweets” link, or you can just refresh the screen.
  • Now, just login to tweetchat at 9pm EST on the second and fourth Mondays to join the conversation!

Pro – Tweetdeck

  • If you haven’t already, Create a twitter account at www.twitter.com. Pick a username (may take a few tries to get a unique one) and enter your email address and you are done.
  • Go to www.tweetdeck.com and install the desktop client (Mac or PC) or the Chrome app (I’m using the Chrome app and it is boss) or just use it online.
  • Register with tweetdeck.com, then launch the program. It will ask you to “authorize” Tweetdeck to access your account, click Authorize (it can see your password but it is an official Twitter service…they have your password anyway).
  • You should see the three columns. Sweet, right? Click “Add Column” at the top. Click on “Search” and enter in #dreamumc into the search field at the top of the screen and hit enter.
  • You are IN! Now you will see streaming in all the updates with the hashtag on them. Unlike Tweetchat, whenever you post something using the blue feather button, the hashtag will not automatically be added…you will have to add it yourself. Play around with it but you will be able to follow the conversation.
  • Now, just start up Tweetdeck at 9pm EST on the second and fourth Mondays to join the conversation!

If you have any questions, feel free to follow Jeremy on Twitter or follow the official DreamUMC account and we’ll try to help you out.

See you then!

Originally posted at HackingChristianity

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DreamUMC is a grassroots effort to effect change in the United Methodist Church. We have bi-weekly twitter-based conversations where all UMC folks are invited to join and let their voice be heard. Click here to learn more.

The movement began after General Conference 2012 and is amplifying and organizing in ways beyond conversation. Click here to learn more.
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