Close to 100 people participated in a one hour Smemchat Special on Australian Bushfires last week, reaching 167,657 people with 632 posts. The majority of participants were from the United States and Australia, almost an even split at 49% and 47% respectively, with New Zealand, Canada, France and Germany making up the balance. A new question posted to the tag every 5 minutes, plus follow up questions, with answers presenting themselves roughly 1 every 6 seconds throughout the hour.
Here’s how to catch up with what you missed:
This Storify by Nathan Hunerwadel is the complete* conversation in threaded format, and the easiest way to read the chat from start to finish if you missed it, or the stream was moving too fast. If you only have time to check one archive, this is the one to read. If you’re only interested to know topics covered and questions asked, this Storify lists the 12 moderator questions, excluding follow up questions from participants.
Links and Resources
Data and analysis charts by Nathan Hunerwadel include the most active users, most followed users and participants by country. The last two slides are screen shots from the Tags Explorer, details below.
Below are raw data sheets from which the above charts were generated, which we are making available for research purposes. These are read only, so if you want an editable copy, you need to make your own copy.
The following sheets exceed Gdoc upload limits at more than 4,000 rows. If you’d like a copy for research purposes, you need to request the xls file via the contact form here.
Rowfeeder (influencer) for #smemau
Rowfeeder (location) for #smemau
Rowfeeder (people) for #smemau
This TagsExplorer by Cédric Moro represents interactions on the #smemau tag and is updating in real time here and shows top tweeters, top hashtags and top conversationalists. To see how you and others engaged during the chat, click the dot on your name in the tag cloud, then “Replay Tweets” in the Twitter ID summary.
If you have any additional resources or archives to add to these, please use the comment form below.
*RTs and off topic tweets excluded.