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Four Ways To Best Utilize Twitter Spaces

Written By JannahB
EIC, The Bold Opinion

Drive engagement and have fun.

If you haven’t heard by now, Twitter Spaces is Twitter’s new audio drop-in chat feature. The trailblazing social media feature is still in beta testing mode and hasn’t fully rolled out to the masses yet. So for Twitter users still exploring, here are a few pointers to drive engagement, be effective, and have fun as a host.

1) Topical Conversation 
This is the most common type of Space. Conversation with reasonable context is the best way to communicate with others. Hosting a Space with good, quality convo will keep listeners engaged and speakers active. Interviews are cool, but group conversation is way better!

2)  Interviews
I’m a super journalism fan, and whenever I can get a good interview with someone for content purposes, I’ll jump right at it. Twitter Spaces is a great place for journalists to interview their subjects in an easily accessible fashion. It also gives the public to hear words straight from the horse’s mouth, so there’s no confusion or misquotes.

3) Game Night
The idea of an audio-only game night with “strangers” seems awkward, but you’ll be surprised at how many random participants who’re looking for interaction you’ll get while hosting a virtual game night via Twitter Spaces. Brands like FamFoolery provide amazing trivia and engage with you without leaving the Twitter app

4)  Music Party
Music is a universal language. Feature your favorite playlist to host your own dance party and allow your listeners to become verbally non-committed and just vibe out. Be your Space’s DJ, take requests via DM, and create a place for people to virtually escape.

Here are other Twitter Spaces topics:
– “Twitter Spaces Is Better Than Clubhouse
– “Twitter Spaces Etiquette

Insecurities, the Millennial way

I hate to admit it sometimes, but sure, I’m a millennial. I fall into that group of young people born in the heavily technically influenced world that we are in today. So because of that, we develop new ways to old habits.

Insecurity

Let’s discuss.

Probably one of the most recognizably practiced characteristic of insecurity in millennial relationships are cell phone related. We live our lives through our mobile devices. This I cannot deny! It’s how we communicate. So, when it comes down to our relationships with others, our phones are the first source for information. But, why when we get hit with the,

“Let me see your phone…”

…we freeze and feel offended? An invasion of privacy? Got something to hide? Maybe you find yourself in a mixture of both. Either way, the question comes from the other party feeling insecure. Insecure that there possibly be a chance that something is going on that you are unaware of. Fear of the unknown. Fear of deception. Doubt will always be something in the back our minds, it’s human nature. But, we as humans have the mental ability to forcibly overcome those fears. It takes something called Trust. Easier said than done, of course.

Give someone you trust until they give reason to not have your trust; not a thought, a feeling, or an inkling. If you wonder what your significant other is up to, simply ask. Use your ability to inquire. If you’re told that nothing is to be revealed, let it be just that. Trust. That other person should respect you and the relationship enough not to have anything fishy going on behind those closed doors. See, respect is a big deal in any relationship. If there’s no respect established, there is nothing. Respect is foundational.

Small lesson in respect, sorry for getting off topic lol.

Anyway to sum it up, if your significant other doesn’t respect you or the relationship, there will be doubt and doubt leads to insecurity. BUT when in doubt, simply ask and take it from there.

Have the itch to look through your significant other’s phone?

Thoughts? Comments welcome.

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