Steps to Using Social Delta

The purpose of this post is to help users understand the inner-workings of Social Delta, so that one can run a successful event that they will be happy to share on other social networks with their peers.

Getting Started

This part of the post is to guide you on how to start creating your event by giving you some guidelines on how to make sure it is successful. You will learn how to create an event, and the best ways to to make running an event on Social Delta easiest for you.

Login and Authenticate

  • complete the form or
  • login via your twitter account

Create an event

This is where you actually create your event by putting in all the details that are most relevant to your future event.

  • You can customize your “SD” hashtag, although you should make the hashtag close to the trending topic hashtag (“SD” is always before your official hashtag)
  • Additional hashtags: up to five (5)
  • The optimal image size is 600×600 or larger. SD will automatically crop to a square.
  • Start event: 30 minutes before actual start time
  • End event: 30 minutes after actual end time
  • *click “advanced for more options*
    • Auto-Curation: Turn on if you’d like to have SD curate the event for you, otherwise you can manually curate your event
      • As a host, you can remove curated status’, if you choose
      • Whitelist: These twitter users will set priority during the curation
      • Blacklist: SD will block these users status’ from showing up in your event

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Running an Event

This is where you will go during your event, to make sure everything is running smoothly and to engage with your peers.

Curating Content

Social Delta allows you to clean up content yourself, or SD can automatically curate it for you. It’s your preference, but below are more detailed explanations of what the advanced options really mean and what they do for you in terms of your event.

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  • Auto-Curation: Turn on if you’d like to have SD curate the event for you, otherwise you can manually curate your event
    • As a host, you can remove curated status’, if you choose
  • Manual Curation: Only status’ you add will be visible. All status’ go to the host feed
  • Public: If your event is not on public, no one can access the event besides you
  • Key words: make show you start/end your keywords with quotation marks (choose up to 5)
  • Whitelist: These twitter users will set priority during the curation (choose up to 5)
  • Blacklist: SD will block these users status’ from showing up in your event (choose up to 5)
  • Adjusting Setting On the Fly
    • You can adjust settings before or during the event
      • If a new hashtag relevant to your event begins trending or becomes popular you can add it mid-event — just type your changes directly into the box(es)
        • **make sure you press “update”!**
  • Commenting:

Add annotations/comments as the host to mark significant moments in the event or to add your own narrative/commentary. These can be shared directly on Facebook and Twitter.

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Promote your event

  • share on your social networks to follow & engage
    1. Share on social media networks
    2. Facebook comments allow users to share event on FB

 Post-Event

  • email or post to social network, just to let SD and your peers know how successful your event was
  • clean up unwanted or spammy status’, to make sure your event is to your liking (optional)
  • event is always available to view & share, highly recommended!

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