No doubt it had a lot to do with the timing. Based on the info in the Hootsuite screenshot, when I tweeted this at 11 pm my time in Kauai, it was 5 am on the receiving end. Probably a very quiet time in their home feed giving me a chance to “show up”.
The Twitter Community Shared Experience (#sharedexperience) is a favorite theme of mine. It is about sharing experiences that are Right Now. Possibly holding virtual hands during a small or large crisis. Because the experience is virtual, it reaches across continents and time zones. Sunday’s shared experience reflected in the Hootsuite screenshot was resolved in 90 minutes.
I’ll tell you all about it one day. The experience generated from a concerned tweep in Texas, hit California around 11 pm their time Sunday April 11th, and ended around 12:30 am. I was in Kauai which is 3 hours earlier than California.
Update: When I posted this I had not yet had a chance to actually see the Hootsuite webinar yet. Stephanie Lupo, Community Manager at Iris Fields (now ArianaStecker.com), a premier boutique event planning company headquartered in New York City had tweeted to me April 14 that she saw my tweet IN the webinar the first time it aired and had made a screen shot. My tweet was used to demonstrate the cool new “reply to all” function on Hootsuite.
In addition, the Hootsuite Team Collaboration Webinar archive linked to here covers a very valuable update to Hootsuite for managing teams contributing to your Twitter account, allowing you to give two different levels of access to the account without having to give the team members the password for the account.
Finally, the Hootsuite University with training certification was announced. All in all definitely worth watching.
Speaking of Community Managers, I was very happy to meet Dave Olson, Community Manager for Hootsuite, my last day at SXSWi 2010 March 16. If you notice rain spots on Dave’s hat – it rained on us that day in Austin.
Updates continue on the Hootsuite Blog.