To follow the conversation you will probably want to use a service like TweetChat which helps you put on blinders on to the Twitter-sphere while you monitor and chat about one topic. You can log in using your Twitter account so it’s easy to use. Once you go to TweetChat you can choose a hashtag to follow and you will then be directed to a TweetChat room. Each tweet you write automatically gets the hashtag added and the room auto-updates so each new tweet will show up in real time.
After the chat ends, follow the users you enjoyed interacting with and learned from. This helps keep the conversation going and strengthens your ties with those contacts. You can also email us and let us know if you have suggestions, questions, or comments. Twitter chats are a great networking tool, so you should use them as such. The same way you’d follow up after an in-person networking event, you should follow up here as well.
Want more information? Check out How to Participate in a Twitter Chat by Lisa Barone.