Post Chat Info - How & Why!


Thursday 15th June 2017 by @NRCUK

Our Post Chat Info is on the whole created automaticlly, as soon as the chats are finished; Chats then move from the chat calendar to the chat archive. The archive contains over 1,000 that can be searched here.

Archiving tweetchats creates a long-term resource for those both on the chat as well as those looking to expand their knowledge from them at a later date. We know you are all using them for CPD & Revalidation via #MyWe aren't you!

Each chat has a few bits of information that we share because we feel it extracts the value the Contributors create during the chats.

We’ve recently updated the way our “Post Chat Info” displays how you all engage with each other discussing, sharing and learning about healthcare topics in 140 characters. So we thought it about time we gave you an update on how and why we share them… here goes...

(The below information is taken from a #WeNurses chat so you can see it live in action here http://wecommunities.org/tweet-chats/chat-details/3008)

Kind of says what it does on the tin doesn’t it, well there’s a little more to it than “these people* were on the chat”.

Contributors are listed in order of their activity, if you roll over their bio pic you will see their Activity Panel displayed. This shows how many tweets they sent and how many retweets they got and gave, plus how they contributed to the reach (more on that later) of the chat. Now we know activity is not necessarily the best indicator of value, however, if you are looking to follow tweeters that are active, passionate and respected in a topic you are interested in, we hope listing tweeters in this way will help you follow relevant people to add value to your time on twitter.

You can visit a contributor's twitter profile by clicking on their @name at the top of their Activity Panel.

*If you don’t use the #, or if your tweets are protected (you can unprotect them for a chat), your valuable input won’t be seen by others, nor will they contribute to the post chat info.

OH WOW, this is cool....


You all do a great job of sharing and discussing evidence, ideas, opportunities, fears, plans etc on tweetchats and the Engagment Wheel show's that nicely, but it is more than pretty “tech for the sake of tech”.

The coloured edge of the wheel next to contributors Twitter names (Click on the names to go to their Twitter profile) show their volume of tweets. Rollover the volume indicator to see their activity, their activity bar colour is tweets the sent, other colours show the tweets that were sent to them.

If you were on this chat then it is a great way to see who you engaged with, don’t forget to give them a follow (We know chats move pretty fast and you can forget to follow people); You could also maybe share your wheel.

If you missed the chat then this is another good way to see who was actively engaging in the chat and most likely to add value to your time on twitter if you gave them a follow.

Aren't word clouds trendy these days, but why are they so?

Wordclouds take look at all the words in a typically large amount of content and order their size by their prevalence; often stripping out common everyday words (Ours do this). This essentially condenses many hundreds of tweets and allows you to see key elements of the chat at a glance, often what you’d expect to see appears and often unexpected words appear; We use this to help us write the “Chat Summaries” (Details below).



Whether you were on the chat or not the wordcloud is a good way to see if there are elements of the topic that are new to you. You can then go through the chat transcript and engage with the contributors talking about those topic area to expand your knowledge and practice awareness.

Yep, it’s another wordcloud! This one looks at the all the bios of the contributors and once again pulls out common words.