I have to admit my prior skepticism of twitter “chats”. Sure, you could arrange by hashtag, but it seemed… cumbersome.
And I won’t lie – even after following one or two, they are slightly awkward. They require a good multi-column hashtag-searching twitter client. They remind me of a noisy IRC chat room… and with nobody there having mod powers.
The last #indiechat (Tuesdays, 9pm EST) featured Victoria Strauss (one of the founding members of Writer Beware). I stumbled across it by accident, but quickly saw exactly how useful it was.
And thanks to Storify, I can even show you. Storify is a tool that lets you collect snippets – tweets, statuses, instagrams, more – and make them into collections so that it makes… well, a story. I did that for Victoria’s #indiechat, and I hope you find it as valuable as I did. (If the embed isn’t working for you, swing by https://storify.com/uriel1998/victoria-strauss-on-indiechat-20140401 to see the whole thing.