In May 2012 I did something that had never been done in Ireland – I kicked off the country’s first organised Twitter chat. The name of the chat was #DubChat and every week we chatted about a different Dublin-related topic – bars, the great outdoors and more.
— Colm Hanratty (@colmhanratty) May 23, 2012
Three years later and Twitter chats in Ireland could hardly be going any stronger. The new breed of Twitter chats are online networking events that enable businesses around the country (mostly SMEs) to connect with each other. The first one that paved the way for multiple others was #IrishBizParty which was first held in June 2012, while now there are lots of similar, smaller Twitter chats for Ireland’s different counties.
Ireland’s Regional Twitter Chats in numbers
In total there are 11 regular, regional Twitter chats around Ireland. But which ones are the busiest? Using number of tweets as the criteria, here are the stats from the week of Sunday 31st May to Saturday 6th June.
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Have you taken part in a regional Twitter chat? Did it help promote your business?