Twitter has become an interesting place to build a community. The use of hash tags are increasingly being used to identify similar interests, track conversations around a particular issue or topic and also give conference attendees a way to interact online and off.
Twitter chats have become a staple for some. A few use it for interviews while others use it as question and answer opportunity. Each chat varies depending on the subject which is usually identified by the hash tag. (note: tech language warning!) Not all communities call them chats. Latism calls them "twitter parties" but the goals and outcomes are similar.
Personally, I've always had a hard time keeping up with all of different times and topics. Robert Swanwick had the idea to list them in a google docs spreadsheet. I found it difficult to remember when they were happening and in which time zone in that format. I created a calendar for myself but I am sharing it here for others to use.
Notice how many of the scheduled chats are on the same day and time slot. For those that are planning your next chat event, check to see if there are some already happening that may be similar to your idea. If the topic isn't covered, add it to the list but choose a time slot that isn't already packed. Don't be afraid of just jumping in on an existing chat, that is what twitter is all about, finding YOUR community.
I will update the chats as they change periodically so make sure you subscribe to the feed. The calendar is in Eastern standard time, sorry to all those on other coasts but I needed to make sure the calendar could be integrated with my schedules.
If you notice a error in the times or dates please let me know so I can correct it. Otherwise, happy chatting or partying.