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#bhamchat is an online conversation about Birmingham, AL by Birmingham, AL held every Tuesday from 7 – 8:30 p.m. CT.

NOTE: During the month of March 2011 – we will hold #bhamchat on Thursdays at 1 p.m. CT.

It is based on the popular #journchat hosted by @PRSarahEvans. #bhamchat is believed to be the first chat on Twitter dedicated to focusing on issues taking place in a single city in the United States.

The first #bhamchat was held on June 23, 2009.

After a six-month break, it returned on July 6, 2010.

To participate:

Please follow @bhamchat on Twitter. We also maintain a What the Hashtag? page if you don’t have a Twitter account; you’ll want to sign up for one to participate (though we are working on a way for you to take part without an account. Stay tuned…).

Keep an eye out for the #bhamchat hashtag in your Twitter feed and be sure to include the tag in your replies. You can follow along using the Twitter search option or hashtags.org.

We label questions with a Q followed by the number (e.g., Q1) so it’s easier to know which conversation you’re participating in.

We ask that you only use the hashtag during the chat or if you’re sharing something that relates to a previous chat or a suggestion for an upcoming one.

Weekly transcripts are posted here in PDF format.

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