Using TweetDeck as a global chat room during Obama’s “Not State of the Union” Address

Just finished watching President Obama address the joint houses of Congress, and had a great time using TweetDeck to monitor a couple of hashtags.

TweetDeck makes it easy to use Twitter to filter out just the information you want to watch. In my case, I set up two panes to follow specific subjects: one for #nsotu and one for #obama

When people posted a tweet during the speech, they used one or both of those hashtags to associate their tweet with the topical subject. (#nsotu stands for “not state of the union”)

I was also pleasantly surprised to see people retweeting some of my posts. (Retweet is when you repost someone elses tweet — just preface the tweet with RT and the original poster’s name.) You can see this in action in the above screen capture on the Replies pane.

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Using TweetDeck to track these subjects in almost realtime was almost like engaging in a world wide chat room. 

Two thumbs up, TweetDeck!