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Twitter Chat for the Greater Good

By Jasmin Singer — February 15, 2011

We recently heard from our friends over at VegNews telling us the exciting and intriguing news about their very first Twitter chat, which is set for February 22 at 6 p.m. PST/9 p.m EST, featuring the fabulous vegan warrior, Kris Carr (of the website, Crazy Sexy Life and the new book, Crazy Sexy Diet). A Twitter chat is basically a discussion where you get to ask questions through tweeting. Everyone who is interested can then follow the thread through the beauty of hashtags (these little guys: #). In this case, the hashtag you’ll want to search for is #VegNewsChat. If you’re still confused, here’s a helpful guide about Twitter Chats: “Tweeting With Your Twitter Community: How to Participate in a Twitter Chat.”

According to VegNews,

Join in on Tuesday, February 22 at 6pm PST/9pm EST and search for the hashtag #VegNewsChat. Kris will be chatting under her handle @Kris_Carr and @VegNews will be moderating the discussion. Chime in with your comments and questions and add the hashtag #VegNewsChat at the end of your tweet.

Here’s what a sample chat might look like:

From @jchenwriter: @Kris_Carr, why is green juice so great for our bodies? #VegNewsChat.

From @VegNews: Great question @jchenwriter. Also, is fresh green juice better than bottled? #VegNewsChat

From @Kris_Carr: Green juice is best fresh. It replenishes our bodies with great nutrients. #VegNewsChat

So easy, a child can (sort-of) do it.

I love idea of using Twitter chats to promote veganism and animal rights! They might even be a perfect opportunity to extend beyond just the AR crowd and bridge some other issues, like having a discussion with other social justice pioneers so that we can all learn about the others’ cause.

By the way, you should know that my own personal Twitter love affair has finally begun. Even though I was a late bloomer, I have arrived. So follow Our Hen House (@ourhenhouse) and join the pithy discussion. In the mean time, I’ll see you virtually at the VegNews/Kris Carr Twitter chat!

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(2) Readers Comments

  1. February 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Twitter is great, it's changing the world :) I had never thought of using Twitter Chats (probably because I'd never heard of them) I'd like to share with you something I enjoy doing though. I have simply put "vegan" in as a search on twitter and saved it. I like to reply to all those tweeting the likes of "thinking of going vegan but not sure" or "starting veganism tomorrow, it's gonna be hard" etc. I like to give them encouragement, and tell them why it's not so hard if you know what to eat, and are doing it for the right reasons. Which is it's the right thing to do for the animals.I was surprised by how many people hadn't actually considered the animals, at least not properly. I share a lot of links from all the amazing blogs out there (including you ladies) and the response I get is really good. People appreciate it, they feel more relaxed about it, or they have a whole new way of thinking opened up to them.I have to say the whole Oprah fiasco overwhelmed me though. So many people were going vegan for a week/month because Oprah did it. &that was their only reason, so I tired to get those people thinking.I know I've spoken too much now, but I think this is a great thing, and would recommend it to others to do, as there's no way I can reply to everyone out there as much as I would love to :)Spread the vegan love!

    • February 16, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      What a great idea, Sambee! There is nothing we love more than creative DIY activism, and you have it nailed!

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