#ESNchat


ESNchatWhat is #ESNchat?

#ESNchat is a weekly Twitter chat founded by Jeff Ross in September 2013 for those interested in Enterprise Social Networks (internal social networks for businesses).  The topics covered are primarily of interest to ESN community managers, but anyone with an interest in ESNs is welcome to participate. Jeff hosted #ESNchat through October 2, 2014 at which time he handed over responsibility for the chat to The Community Roundtable.

When is it held?

The chat is held each Thursday from 2-3pm Eastern Time (except major American holidays).  While the scheduled chats are weekly for one hour, the conversation never ends!  Therefore, we encourage you to tag relevant tweets throughout the week with #ESNchat to share with the network.

What kinds of topics are covered?

Each week focuses on a different topic and normally includes 5-6 questions spread throughout the hour.  Follow @TheCR and @ESNchat for a schedule of coming chats. They welcome your suggestions for future topics.

How do I participate?

I recommend either of the following methods:

  1. Join the #ESNchat on tchat.io and take advantage of the user-friendly interface there.  Benefits of this approach include:
    • being able to control the speed of the tweets;
    • having the hashtag #ESNchat automatically entered for you in your tweets (easy to forget otherwise);
    • hide retweets automatically to reduce the noise.
  2. Use the Twitter tool of your choice (such as Tweetdeck.com, Hootsuite.com, Nestivity.com or Twitter itself) to view a stream of tweets in real time that contain the hashtag #ESNchat.

Follow @ESNchat on Twitter for updates regarding the chats and for discussion questions during the chats.  Questions will be posted at regular intervals by the moderator during the scheduled chat.  Answer questions, engage in conversation, retweet, learn, and have fun!  This is a conversation by and for those involved with enterprise social networks, so learn from others, follow them on Twitter, develop relationships, and share your knowledge with others who are also eager to learn.  You will find a friendly, helpful community of professionals here!

Are the chats archived?

Yes!  Chats hosted by Jeff from Sept. 2013 – Oct. 2, 2014 are archived on the Topic Archives page on this blog.  Links point to the appropriate week’s archive on Jeff’s Storify site. Chats as of October 9, 2014 and following are archived and hosted by @TheCR here.

The URL http://ESNchat.com has for a long while pointed to this page, but @TheCR will redirect it to a page of their choosing soon.

TheChatDiary

Comments
  1. […] there was a great discussion on the first Twitter-based #ESNchat, hosted by Humana internal community manager Jeff Ross (who, in my opinion, is one of the best out […]

  2. […] internal community at Humana. Also, if you haven’t yet, I invite you to participate in the #ESNChat that Jeff leads every Thursday at 2pm […]

  3. […] beruflich vs. privat wird stärker vermischenErst gestern hatte ich im ESNChat, dem Austausch über Enterprise Social bei Twitter, die Diskussion, wie stark der Anteil von […]

  4. […] got a grumpy tweet last week, during the Thursday #ESNChat session, for using the term “breaking down the silos”. I felt bad, until then I’d […]

  5. […] is a weekly Twitter chat hosted by Jeff Ross for those interested in Enterprise Social Networks (internal social networks for […]

  6. Cool blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
    A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements would
    really make my blog shine. Please let me know where you got your theme.
    With thanks

  7. […] #ESNchat Thursday, 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT (one hour), all about enterprise (internal) online communities […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s