What’s All the Buzz About? Follow & Use These Hashtags to Keep Up with Convention Buzz

asia-cellphone-peopleAttending the 23rd Annual AAJA Convention in New York, Aug. 21-24? Follow AAJA’s official Twitter handle @aaja and official convention hashtag #AAJA13 for the most current news and updates about AAJA and its 2013 National Convention. #AAJA13 can be used across all social networks: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Vine.

While at convention, we also encourage you to follow and engage with the convention panelists on Twitter. A list of the panelists’ Twitter handles will be posted on AAJA.org soon.

When posting about AAJA during convention, please use #AAJA13 or the hashtag assigned to the workshop that you’re attending. Unique hashtags have been created for each workshop and can be found in the Official Convention Schedule.

The official convention hashtags for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine are as follows:

  • #AAJA13: Follow #AAJA13 to keep up with conversations about the convention. Have something you want to show or say? Participate in the conversation by tagging all convention-related posts with #AAJA13.
  • #AAJAeats: Attending convention from out of town or a die-hard foodie? Follow #AAJAeats for NYC dining recommendations from fellow AAJA convention attendees, and recommend your favorite eateries by tagging your posts with #AAJAeats.
  • #AAJAdress: Heels or flats? Jeans or slacks? Unsure of what to wear to convention? Follow #AAJAdress for style tips for men and women from some of AAJA’s most fashionable members and friends. If you’re a convention veteran who wants to share tips of your own, tag your posts with #AAJAdress.
  • #AAJAfun: Whether you want tips for exploring Central Park, recommendations for can’t-miss Broadway shows, or are seeking the hottest places to party the night away in the city that never sleeps, follow #AAJAfun for recommendations of the best attractions and activities the Big Apple has to offer. Don’t forget to share your favorite NYC spots by tagging your posts with #AAJAfun.

NOTE: The @aaja2013nyc and @aajaeats Twitter handles are no longer active. Please be sure to follow @aaja for the most up-to-date Tweets from AAJA.

Twitter Tips:

  • If you have a public Twitter account, be mindful of what you Tweet. Your Tweets will be visible to anyone who wishes to read them, regardless of whether or not they have a Twitter account.
  • If your Twitter profile is private, only those who follow you can see your Tweets. If you mention or reply to a Twitter user who doesn’t follow you, they will not see your Tweet. Similarly, any hashtags that you use in your Tweets won’t show up in a public search.
  • Keep Tweets as short as possible to make it easy for followers to engage with you. The ideal Tweet is less than 100 characters.
  • Avoid overusing hashtags. Twitter recommends using no more than two hashtags in a single Tweet to avoid seeming “spammy” and obnoxious. Hashtags should be used to add value, not to seek Retweets or gain followers.
  • When mentioning @aaja or another person at the beginning of a Tweet, type a period before @ to ensure that your Tweet is visible to all followers. By omitting the period, your Tweet won’t be visible to everyone.

Examples:

Correct: .@aaja National Convention kicks off today! Can’t wait to see old friends & make new ones. #AAJA13
Incorrect: @aaja National Convention kicks off today! Can’t wait to see old friends & make new ones. #AAJA13 #AAJA #Convention #NYC #2013 #Friends