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Twitter is not only useful for sharing your work, finding sources or connecting with the audience.

The majority of journalism meetups and full-fledged conferences have a hashtag you can follow to keep up with the conversation, whether you're attending the event or following the discussion from home.

But there also regular Twitter chats on different journalism topics, such as #wjchat and #dfmchat which take place on a weekly basis. However, it can be challenging to keep up and filter out the information you need if lots of people are involved.

Mass communications professor and journalist Kenna Griffin has put together a list of tips for following along with "dizzying Twitter chats".

She advises choosing a platform a such as Tweetdeck or Hootsuite to monitor the discussion, checking back on the transcript (if the host has made one available at the end) and complying with any rules and guidelines about timing and asking questions.

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