For those not overly au fait (Le Kip!) with what the hell a Twitter Party is, its basically where a company or bloggers paid by a brand try to get a discussion going about a subject – usually something to do with the brand – on Twitter. You’ll quite often have a hashtag that needs to be used for the party, and in return for interacting with ‘the party’ they’ll usually be prizes, probably a voucher of some description.

Of course, those running the Twitter Party will say it’s ‘just a bit of fun’, it’s not though, it’s advertising a brand and a cheap way of trying to get a hashtag to trend. That’s about the sum of it. Bloggers have a MASSIVE reach of people, and Twitter Parties are an incredibly cheap and easy way to get a brand and hashtag spread among thousands of Twitter users. They seem to be springing up all over the place at the moment at different times of the day and night, from subjects ranging to ‘Online Safety’ (sponsored by an online safety software producer) to ‘Ideal Breakfasts’ (sponsored by a large cereal company)

I’m also confused about how it’s a party exactly, I understand that it’s a virtual ‘gathering’ of people, but I can’t say I’ve been to a party where guests have been randomly handed prizes for saying something intelligent (I’d definitely come home with armful of prizes.)  From what I can see it’s just a collection of Twitter users virtually waving their arms up in the air screaming ‘PICK ME!! I SAID SOMFINK CLEVERER THAN THE OVVERS!’.




Twitter Parties are INCREDIBLY annoying for people on Twitter too, especially if you’re following a load of people participating, it’s like when X-Factor is on and everyone is tweeting the stupid hashtags they put on screen for their social metrics. Usually when a Twitter Party is going on, half the people I follow are active and playing along, desperately trying to take part and win a £10 gift voucher. The other half are often saying stuff like ‘Wow – ‘that’ hashtag is annoying, glad I can block it’ – It’s a good point, a lot of 3rd Party Twitter Apps will allow you to filter / block certain hashtags. That said, the official clients won’t let you and especially now Twitter are crippling 3rd party clients by limiting API tokens, well, you’ll soon be stuck with the official clients and no filtered hashtags.

It seems unfortunate that Twitter Parties are taking off in such a big way, it’s just another way for timelines to be filled with mindless crap. I could probably unfollow those involved, but I would have to unfollow a lot of people, and even ones I like too! Instead I shall just continue to filter the hashtags as they crop up!

Get more stuff like this

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.



8 Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

No Preview
Patek Phillipe, Crafting Luxurious Timepieces Since 1844
A few ideas to keep your Data safe online
No Preview
Why Should You Purchase Rather Than Rent?
The Best Strategies for Online Bingo
Vegetarian Chicken Tikka Masala with Coriander and Lime Rice
Advantages of Hard Anodized Kitchenware
Tips on Making Healthy Granola
Super Simple Katsu Curry
5 Beginners Tips For Adventure Travel

If you’re the type of person who gazes in awe and...

5 Incredible Cities to tick off your ‘Bucket List’ In 2022

Make next year your year of exploring – as travel restrictions...

Best Destinations to Travel to During the Winter

The cold winter season is a time for celebration, and during...

How to Run an Eco-friendly Caravan Park

From reducing carbon footprints to actively supporting local ecosystems, it’s fantastic...

Testing out SmartBuyGlasses.co.uk
No Preview
Book Of Dead Slot Review 2020
Review – Glamp at The Priory
Review – Tulleys Christmas Experience 2019
5 Beginners Tips For Adventure Travel

If you’re the type of person who gazes in awe and...

5 Incredible Cities to tick off your ‘Bucket List’ In 2022

Make next year your year of exploring – as travel restrictions...

Best Destinations to Travel to During the Winter

The cold winter season is a time for celebration, and during...

How to Run an Eco-friendly Caravan Park

From reducing carbon footprints to actively supporting local ecosystems, it’s fantastic...

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to my mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.