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Note: #tcchat closed with effect from 30 May 2012.
#tcchat, aimed at technical communicators, was set up in September 2010 by @2morodocs. The chats are very well organised, with two sessions each Wednesday/Thursday to cover as many time zones as possible. The #tcchat tag is also used between chats for Q&A about techcomms (or #techcomms).
Again, information about the chat is available on a range of platforms:
- Twitter – @TC_Chat account
- Facebook – TCchat page; the Schedule and Info Links tab gives full details of chat times around the world
- TCchat section on 2Morodocs’ website with transcripts, guidelines and posts about the chat, including a review of achievements
- TwapperKeeper archive and Summarizr statistics (Jan 12: TwapperKeeper now closed, but summary still available) - for the last seven days ending in the style guide chat there were 282 tweets from 26 contributors. 88.3% came from the top 10 tweeps, 9.9% were retweets, 56.0% were mentions+ and 8.2% had multiple hashtags
- transcripts using Tweetdoc - PDFs, but the presentation is attractive, for example with the avatars of participants on page 1 (not clickable) plus a list of trending words, which could have its uses. It’s a lot to digest – 17 pages, but scannable and is in chronological order. OTOH a basic Storify/Keepstream transcript would offer clickable links.
- links – refers to Paper.li (needed manual update) for extracting links – click on “see all articles” the next day for a list of links tweeted. Archived versions can be accessed from the calendar on the front page. Compare and contrast with Tweeted Times version, set up by me. Or Delicious.
At the moment the chat does not use a community driven model, although different approaches were discussed in a chat on continution plans. It’s clearly a lot of work for one person!