WordCamp Cape Town Social Media guidelines #WCCT

Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter provide a venue for conversation before and after any conference or networking event. Twitter especially has become the default secondary communication channel at events, and WordCamp Cape Town is no different. During WordCamp there is always a lot of conversation going on on Twitter, and we’ve compiled some of the best Tweets from 2011 here.

Remember to follow and use our hashtag #WCCT for the latest news and updates from the event.

We’ve compiled this short list of guidelines and tips on best practice for everyone engaging with WordCamp Cape Town through Twitter and Facebook.


  • Follow us on Twitter @wordcampct
  • Use the hashtag #WCCT for WordCamp related tweets.
  • Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/WordCampCT
  • Blog or tweet about WordCamp and the speaker sessions
  • Engage with other attendees
  • Provide feedback to WordCamp Volunteers and crew – discuss topics of interest, comment on the sessions and format, etc.
  • Be respectful in tone and content — remember, your posts are public and live forever.
  • Consider sitting near the back of the room if tweeting or blogging to avoid distracting session presenters or other participants.
  • Mute your mobile/laptop/tablet volume to avoid embarrassing disruptions.
  • Leave room for retweets!


  • Stray off topic. Keep the discussion using the hashtag #WCCT contained to WordCamp Cape Town and WordPress related topics
  • Engage in rudeness or personal attacks.
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