Why Follow Family Reunion on Twitter?

Feb 8, 2012 6:59:25 AM

Last year, I kicked off our Family Reunion with a blog post on how to catch all the action on Twitter. And the response was awesome!

Now that Twitter is a couple of years old, many of you may know exactly how to tweet, retweet and participate in the ongoing conversation with the help of the Family Reunion hashtag: #KWFR.

If you’re still figuring it all out, here’s a look back at last year’s “how-to” plus a list of notable or official #KWFR Twitter profiles.

You should also check back to the Family Reunion Facebook Page for daily pictures, updates, and the announcement of our 2013 location!


TweetTweet_KWFRWhy follow KW Family Reunion on Twitter? Following an event on Twitter adds a rich new dimension to the experience. With your smart phone in hand, you suddenly have a backchannel into what hundreds of others around you are observing, thinking and doing. Twitter says its mission is to “instantly connect people everywhere to what’s most important to them.” Each day news stories are broken as users around the globe post 140-character updates about events unfolding around them. As a result, Twitter has often been called the “pulse of the world.” We think it’s the perfect tool for you to experience a big event like Family Reunion from as many perspectives as possible.

Vendors will be tweeting special events. Agents and brokers will be sharing aha’s and tips from their breakout sessions. Networks will announce impromptu gatherings. Jokers will be cracking wise about gaffs and goofs. And, of course, the social media team at KWRI will be sharing interesting and informative information as well.

So what exactly do you need to do to tap into this undercurrent of information and entertainment? Who are the best people to follow?

If you don’t currently have a Twitter account, visit https://twitter.com/signup and get started. There is also a Twitter Start-Up Guide available on myKW on the Marketing tab.

For everyone else, login to Twitter and search for the KW Family Reunion event hashtag: #KWFR . You can then click the “Save this search” button on the top, right-hand side of your page to save the search. All the popular Twitter mobile apps will allow you to add a column for the same search so you quickly access the stream of event-related tweets.

Here is a short list of notable or official #KWFR Twitter profiles:

@KWRI — The KW Blog Team will be tweeting and retweeting right from the floor and will be a great resource.

@KWRINews – A channel for KW’s weekly enewsletter ThisWeek@KW, managed by marketing’s Laura Price.

@MapsCoaching—The award-winning MAPS Coaching team.

@Chris_Smth or @InmanNext — Chris Smith is a guest panelist and Chief Evangelist at Inman News, and co-founder of Inman NEXT.

@BenKinney — Ben Kinney is guest speaker, a Keller Williams OP, MegaAgent, IMSD founder, co-author of the book soci@l and an agent technology leader.

@keithriddle - Keith Riddle a guest speaker, frequent panelist and mega agent, is a great resource on Internet lead generation and real estate technology.

@BethTorrence, @KevinLKauffman, @Mizzle, @ChadHyams, @LisaArcherRE, @Seychelle912, @SueAdler & @Liz_Landry – Because they are smart, tech savvy KW associates that have taught me much and are also a lot of fun.

@DotLoop, @Market_Leader – For lots of great info on the KW eEdge sessions.

Of course, I’ll be tweeting about all the of the above from @JayPapasan. There are literally thousands of KW associates on Twitter every day, building relationships, sharing information and prospecting for referrals and clients. This list is far from comprehensive! I’m sure I’ve missed lots of KW stars. Please share. Who will you be following at #KWFR?