@Nurph's Up: 12/09/2014 -- It's Amazing!

@Nurph said: Thanks to @misterfeeney for this kind tweet about using Nurph for #BufferChat this week!

@Eggdough said: @Nurph fantastic! It's great to see established companies like @Buffer engaging with their Friends & Followers via chats :)

@Nurph said: @Eggough Yes! Let's hope more companies are inspired to start their own Twitter Chats!

What's new in Nurph?

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight just a few of the chats happening in the Nurph throughout the week. Check out the Replays!] 

Cool Community

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight interesting things that have happened around Nurph.]

This week @MariaDuron has published a new Nurph Review video on YouTube! Make sure you check it out! It's an in-depth look at Nurph from the perspective of the host of a well-established and highly regarded Twitter Chat!

Sweet Tweets

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight kind tweets about Nurph throughout the week.]

Bug Fixes

- If a Nurpher's computer clock is fast their tweets will no longer get stuck at the bottom of the timeline because of their timestamp being set in the future!

New Features

- Have you ever accidentally Favorited or Retweeted a tweet because of the pace of a chat? Well now the timeline holds still if you're trying to Favorite or Retweet a tweet!

- The Channel hashtag is shown in a big bold font at the top of a chat page

- Both the "Local Time" and "Your Time" are listed on a chat page so that you can see what time a chat occurs for the host.

- There's a new area that lists chats by their "Tweet Count"!

Until Next Time

See you in the Nurph! 

@Nurph


@Nurph's Up: 05/09/2014 -- Look @Nurph for Twitter Chats

@Nurph said: Thanks to @TeachersFirst for the review of @Nurph this week, and @ipadSammy for the Retweet too!

@Eggdough said: @Nurph excellent! It's very exciting to see the World of educational Twitter Chats looking in to Nurph :)

@Nurph said: @Eggough Sure! We were lucky to see #mufuchat hosting their first chat on Nurph this week too!

What's new in Nurph?

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight just a few of the chats happening in the Nurph throughout the week. Check out the Replays!] 

Cool Community

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight interesting things that have happened around Nurph.]

This week we've been admiring the fantastic Promotional Chat Posters that include Nurph links in them! 

Sweet Tweets

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight kind tweets about Nurph throughout the week.]

Bug Fixes

- More news soon!

New Features

- More news soon! :)

Until Next Time

See you in the Nurph! 

@Nurph



@Nurph's Up: 29/08/2014 -- Incredibly Helpful! :)

@Nurph said: Thanks to @yarby for this kind tweet! @yarby discovered Nurph via #Bufferchat this week :)

@Eggdough said: @Nurph now that's great to hear! But…hang on a minute...you -- @Nurph -- incredibly helpful?! Just kidding ;) I think you're super helpful too!

@Nurph said: @Eggough Thanks! I just hope I'm not getting on peoples Nurphs with all the Nurph puns. /play rimshot.

What's new in Nurph?

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight just a few of the chats happening in the Nurph throughout the week. Check out the Replays!]

Cool Community

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight interesting things that have happened around Nurph.]

This week Nurph and ChatSalad were mentioned on the Buffer Blog in a great article by the team behind #BufferChat! https://blog.bufferapp.com/twitter-chat-101

Sweet Tweets

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight kind tweets about Nurph throughout the week.]

Bug Fixes

- The spam filtering system has been tweaked to fix missing tweets for certain users.

New Features

- More news soon!

Until Next Time

See you in the Nurph! 

@Nurph


@Nurph's Up: 22/08/2014 -- Pinned Tweets!

@Nurph said: Thanks to @sierramodro for this kind tweet about the "pinned tweets"feature at the top of the Nurph Channel timelines.

@Eggdough said: @Nurph Yes! It's the handy feature that keeps important tweets from the moderator at the top of the Nurph Channel and in clear view for everyone.

@Nurph said: @Eggough For sure! It's especially useful for when people arrive in late for a Twitter Chat :)

What's new in Nurph?

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight just a few of the chats happening in the Nurph throughout the week. Check out the Replays!] 

Cool Community

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight interesting things that have happened around Nurph.]

This week check out the great Twitter Chat instructions that @vegecomgirl has created for #VeganFoodChat!

Sweet Tweets

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight kind tweets about Nurph throughout the week.]

Bug Fixes

- More news soon!

New Features

- More news soon here too! :)

Until Next Time

See you in the Nurph!

@Nurph








Guest Post: @TeriMKojetin -- Once Upon a Twitter Chat

Once Upon a Twitter Chat

@Eggdough’s Note: This is a guest post by @TeriMKojetin, Social Media & Community Coordinator, ICUC. @TeriMKojetin is one of the founders and hosts of #Luv4Social, a fantastic Twitter Chat which you must check out!

I've been involved in Social Media as a career for almost three years. I've started numerous blogs, written for several, opened Social Media accounts and work as a Social Media & Community Coordinator for ICUC, a Social Media management company, helping manage their Social Media pages.

I've been working on building my own personal brand as well. So, to kill the two proverbial birds with one stone, I started attending Twitter chats a few months ago. The more I participated, the more connections I made and the more I wanted to launch my own chat. Since I attend chats using Nurph, I already knew the platform I would host from.

After much searching I opened up @Luv4Social on Twitter and claimed the hashtag #Luv4Social. Still, afraid to take the jump, I asked fellow chatter, Carmella Lanni @vegecomgirl, to co-host with me. And so, on July 17 our first chat was launched. We actually merged an established chat, #UGCChat into #Luv4Social, which gave us the benefit of not having to struggle for an audience.

The process of holding a Twitter chat is fairly simple and takes a little planning to prepare and promote. I would strongly recommend not taking it on by yourself. I strongly suggest having one or more persons to share the tasks with. We have added three more people to our team and it's a huge help: Josh St. Aubin @JoshStAubin, Jennifer Radke @radkejen, and Kavita Chintapalli @kavita1010. I would also urge you to have a Twitter account from which to host the chat. Here are the steps to a successful Twitter chat session:

Scheduling a Chat on Nurph

Using Nurph as your Twitter platform not only makes scheduling a chat easy, but you can also have your chat room branded. You simply click on the "Create a Chat" button and fill in the information: name of your chat, topic, intro, date, time, hosts and questions. After that's done you save your information and Voila! Your chat is scheduled.

Promoting the Chat

Once you have your chat in place, it's time to promote. Here's where the advantage of having a separate account for the chat and several co-hosts comes in. You can tweet out the chat from several Twitter accounts this way. Be sure and give the name, date & time, topic and RSVP link back to Nurph. Encourage your invitees to use Nurph for participating. I'll explain in the next point the advantages to that.

Chatting Away

It's time to start your chat! And here's where using Nurph really shines. As you post each question (copy & paste from where you set the chat up in Nurph) it will appear at the top of the chat channel until you enter the next question, and so on. This way your participants don't have to search through tweets to find the questions. Each time you or someone tweets you will find 4 icons to the right of the tweet that allow you to reply, retweet and add to it, simply retweet and favorite. It makes it a breeze to fully participate in the chat. 

The Chat Replay

Your chat has successfully concluded. Keep the enthusiasm high for a past chat by providing a replay. There are several ways to do this, such as using a platform like Storify. But if you use Nurph to host your chat, you will have the added convenience of having the replay available to you shortly after your chat ends. You can play it at the speed it occurred or faster. It's a great way to go back and catch things you may have missed, pick up shared links and find people to connect with. And remember to tweet out the replay!

Checking the Stats

Once your chat is done, Nurph will provide statistics for you. You can find out how many people participated, the number of tweets, top contributors, most influential, most mentioned, and most retweeted. 

Nurph really is an all-in-one Twitter chat platform and I highly recommend using them. The ease of use and information provided is invaluable whether you're scheduling a chat, in the midst of it, or checking out how it went. It's Nurphtastic!

Teri Kojetin

Social Media & Community Coordinator, ICUC
Guest Blogger, Bad Rhino Rumblings

Twitter: @TeriMKojetin
LinkedIn: Teri Kojetin
About.me: Teri Kojetin
Email: terikojetin@gmail.com


@Nurph's Up: 15/08/2014 -- Practice For Nurphin'!

@Nurph said: Have you seen how many Twitter Chats there are on a Wednesday? It's a GREAT day for Twitter Chats!

@Eggdough said: @Nurph probably the chattiest day of the week! :) We record a large percentage of all our weekly chats on Wednesday! 

@Nurph said: @Eggough and it was great to see people Nurphin' it up for #BufferChat on Weds this week, too. Thanks @TheaWoods for the kind tweets!

What's new in Nurph?

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight just a few of the chats happening in the Nurph throughout the week. Check out the Replays!] 

Cool Community

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight interesting things that have happened around Nurph.]

This week a kind tweet was received about the Nurph mascot (that's me!).

Sweet Tweets

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight kind tweets about Nurph throughout the week.]

Bug Fixes

- More news soon!

New Features

- More news soon here too! :)

Until Next Time

See you in the Nurph!

@Nurph


@Nurph's Up: 08/08/2014 -- Nurph it Love it!

@Nurph said: Thanks to @hudleree for this very kind tweet about Nurph! 

@Eggdough said: @Nurph you can't beat seeing 'Nurph' and 'love' in the same tweet!

@Nurph said: @Eggough just can't get enurph of 'em! ;)

What's new in Nurph?

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight just a few of the chats happening in the Nurph throughout the week. Check out the Replays!]

Cool Community

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight interesting things that have happened around Nurph.]

This week we collaborated with friend of Nurph @eksays for a blog post about why brands should run Twitter Chats. Check it out:

@SMXChat: Why brands need to run Twitter chats  http://wp.me/p2xcm4-8K  via @eksays Ccd: @sproutsocial @nurph #SproutChat #SMXChat

Sweet Tweets

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight kind tweets about Nurph throughout the week.]

Bug Fixes

- More news soon!

New Features

- More news soon here too! :)

Until Next Time

See you in the Nurph!

@Nurph


@Nurph's Tips: Twitter Chat Tutorials

@Nurph said: Running a Twitter Chat? You've got to check out these fantastic Twitter Chat video tutorials by @MariaDuron

@Eggdough said: @Nurph Yes! Having hosted #BrandChat for over 5 years, @MariaDuron is a real expert on all things Twitter Chats.

@Nurph said: @Eggdough for sure! Plus these vids are short & sweet (like tweets!) and cover so much of what you need to know in just a few minutes each.

The Twitter Chat Tips Videos

More Tips?

Do you have some top Twitter Chat tips, tutorials, and resources? If so please tweet me @Nurph and I'll promote them! Or are there any Twitter Chat tips and tutorials that you would like to see? Please tweet @Nurph and/or @MariaDuron and we'll see if we can cover the topic for you :)

See you in the chats!

@Nurph's Up: 01/08/2014 -- The Amazing Twitter Chat Replays!

@Nurph said: It's wonderful to see people's reactions to the Replay feature for Twitter Chats.

@Eggdough said: @Nurph For sure! Hopefully more & more Twitter Chat hosts will see the benefits of the Replay feature!

@Nurph said: @Eggdough Maybe we can record the reactions in a chat...and replay the reactions to the Replay! 

What's new in Nurph?

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight just a few of the chats happening in the Nurph throughout the week. Check out the Replays!] 

Cool Community

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight interesting things that have happened around Nurph.]

This week we saw another great picture of a Nurph Channel in action!

Sweet Tweets

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight kind tweets about Nurph throughout the week.]

Bug Fixes

- More news soon!

New Features

- More news soon here too! :)

Until Next Time

See you in the Nurph!

@Nurph


@Nurph's Up: 25/07/2014 -- First Time Nurphin'

@Nurph said: One of the coolest things about working on Nurph is seeing tweets from new Nurphers about their experience with the Nurph Channels.

@Eggdough said: @Nurph yes! Thanks to @KaylynnCrumb for tweeting about participating in #SproutChat via Nurph for the first time!

@Nurph said: @Eggdough :) On that note #SproutChat is really flying off the shelves! Do check it out!

What's new in Nurph?

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight just a few of the chats happening in the Nurph throughout the week. Check out the Replays!] 

Cool Community

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight interesting things that have happened around Nurph.]

This week we saw a great tweeted in picture of a Nurph Channel in action!

Tip of the Week

@LoisMarketing: Hosting a Twitter #chat? Allow participants to intro themselves. Don't launch immediately into questions. Create community. @Nurph #LoisTips

Sweet Tweets

[@Eggdough's Note: In this section we highlight kind tweets about Nurph throughout the week.]

Bug Fixes

- More news soon!

New Features

- More news soon! :)

Until Next Time

See you in the Nurph!

@Nurph