Twitter Chat

Posted: March 21, 2011 in Public Relations, Topics of the Week

I have been a user of twitter for quite some time now. I have over 5,000 tweets. I tweet about pretty much everything, whether it’s what I’m doing at that exact moment in time, what I’m doing, what emotions I’m going through, etc. I had never heard of a Twitter Chat before this class, and the concept is very interesting. Even though I missed the actual chat, I chose to follow #PRStudCast and catch up on the tweets and listen to the podcast afterwards. It was still very helpful and a new experience to take in. The podcast can be found here.

In the podcast and during the chat they discussed the big topics in the Twitter universe going on these days, spending the majority of their time discussing  Charlie Sheen. As of the podcast, Charlie Sheen was up to over one million followers. Sheen has the record for most followers so quickly after starting on Twitter. They discussed how Charlie Sheen immediately got into everything without getting any advice from PR staff and went right into it on his own. Charlie Sheen has been all over Twitter, he even had his own hashtag for #TigerBlood. People are talking all about this on Twitter and don’t really understand and know what is going on because they only look at Twitter feeds. Harrison goes on to say a lot of people think negatively about him, others who are crying for help for him, there’s the PR people who analyze his every move, and the group of people who are “Team Sheen” and caught up in the phenomenon of everything that is happening.

Harrison says “It’s been determined that PR owns the influence on Twitter”. I completely agree with this because he makes very good points. The highest celebrities are on Twitter, and they are what create most of the drama and hashtags that we see on Twitter. They make up most of the news and they are what people talk about. Twitter influences a lot of conversations and what goes on these days. Every day brings something new with each new tweet from individuals, especially new ones like Sheen.

  1. Glad you’ve enjoyed the #PRStudCast! I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and opinions on our discussions and hope to hear from you soon 🙂

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