Twitter defines communities as “conversation spaces where the atmosphere and tone are set by people who share the same interests and want to have conversations that are important to them.” But what is this thing called “Twitter Communities,” and how can one get involved in one right this second? We check it out.
A Brief Explanation of Twitter Groups. when And Where Do I Start?
Twitter’s ‘Communities’ feature is currently in beta. It’s only available on iOS and the web, and some users might not see it immediately away. If someone you’re following already has the job and invites you to join, you’ll be able to do so as well. The Twitter app prompts us to start our own “Community” once we join one, and we take advantage of this feature.
If you want to “quickly find and connect with others who want to chat about the same subjects as you,” as Twitter put it in their inaugural blog post on Communities, then you’re in luck. Rather than scrolling through every single tweet and link posted on Twitter, you may narrow your focus by joining a certain community. Make a group for people who share your interest in beauty, music, or food, and anyone who wants to post about those things can join your group.
After you join a community on Twitter, you’ll see a link to “Twitter Communities” in the footer of your main Twitter page.
While you can “tweet solely your community for a concentrated dialogue,” Twitter’s blog post notes that community sites and timelines are viewable by everybody. So, in theory, anyone may access the community’s tweets, quote them, and report on them. In its mission statement, Twitter states that it seeks to “promote public conversation and help people find groups that fit their interests while creating a more private environment for conversation.”
Who Chooses the Subjects of Discussion Inside a Community?
It is the community’s founders and moderators that decide what they will focus on. You’ll be asked to give your community a name and determine its mission after you’ve set it up. In addition, you have the option of establishing guidelines that all users must follow. As the conversation progresses, you can extend invitations to anyone you feel would be a good addition.
After you’ve joined a group on Twitter, you’ll be able to access its feed in a separate tab on the app’s main page. This is for “Communities” and has a silhouette of two figures joining hands. The moment you tap it, you’ll be sent to a feed that displays all the current threads from all the groups you’re a part of.
There Are Some New Considerations to Make with Communities.
Everyone may view the conversations happening in any community. Thus, these are not truly secret societies. The features that Facebook provides include
No matter what group you choose to join on Twitter, you are still bound by Twitter’s rules. According to Twitter, anyone, member or not, can alert the business to a probable infringement of the Twitter Rules.
When it comes to moderating on Twitter, “all moderators must consistently meet our eligibility requirements,” which includes abiding by the Twitter Rules. As he expands access, he has promised to fine-tune the standards for participation. Twitter screens and approves community moderators.
If you want to participate in a group, you’ll need a public profile. Twitter has indicated they are “currently trying to increase availability to protected accounts,” but as of right now, protected accounts can’t join a community.
The site states that after joining a Community, a user will be given five invitations to share with their friends and family.
In Some Groups, Everyone Is Welcome to Join. You Don’t Need an Invite to Join Now.
Members are free to resign from the Community at any time. Members who violate the Community’s rules may be banned by the Community’s moderators. The firm claims that if you leave a community and later decide you want to return, you can utilize the invitation you were sent to do so.