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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Twitter chat tonight!

We're chatting with the amazing Ally Carter at 6 p.m. Pacific, 9 p.m. Eastern. Her latest Gallagher Girls book is on the New York Times bestseller list for the fourth week.

If you've never used Twitter before, here's how to do it:

First, create a Twitter account if you don’t have one already. It’s easy and free, and all you need is an e-mail address.

From here, there are two choices:
  • Log onto Twitter at 6 p.m. Pacific, 9 p.m. Eastern.
  • Type @officiallyally plus your question, followed by #rgz. This asks Ally your question and funnels it into the readergirlz chat stream.
  • To follow along the chat, go here (the #rgz Twitter stream).
OR (and this is easier, we think)...
  • Go to TweetChat (http://tweetchat.com/). 
  • Enter in the rgz hashtag in the box on top of the page. 
  • Then, sign in to Twitter (there's a button on the top right). 
  • Type @officiallyally into your questions. The hashtag will be added automatically.
Going forward, you’ll be able to follow rgz and lots of your favorite authors on Twitter. You can find us and everyone we follow here: http://twitter.com/readergirlz

Questions? Post them in the comments and we'll take care of you.


Lorie Ann Grover said...

This is really helpful. Thanks, Martha!

Ally Carter said...


Really looking forward to it and I hope to see you all there!


Dia Calhoun said...

Ok, following the Tweetchat directions where it says to enter the rgz hashtag. What the heck is a hashtag? I figured it out, but think a clarifiying note would be helpful for us twitter-fledglings.

Little Willow said...

Thanks to everyone who joined the chat, and kudos to Ally for keeping up so well!

Lorie Ann Grover said...


Let's make that clear! Yep.

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