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The Obama Approach: How Live Chat is Building Brands

(Originally published on: dx3canada.com)

President Obama’s July Twitter Town Hall meeting allowed him to connect with an entire country while dialoguing with individuals and it all happened live. Obama received over 70,000 tweeted questions, many of which came from people on mobile devices. Near the end of the event, tweets were answered in near real-time.

The ability to overcome limits of space and time to reach individuals wherever they are is the power of live social chat. Many organizations are already doing live webinars and video events, and they are realizing that making their events interactive allows them to reach more customers and impact larger audiences.

Live chat also gives credibility. Obama’s live broadcast helped him to seem unrehearsed, lending trust and authority to not only his words, but also to himself. In short, it elevated his brand.

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August 11, 2011   No Comments

Add a vBulletin Chat to Your Site in 60 Seconds

Looking to add a live chat or shoutbox to your vBulletin forum?  Get the Chatroll vBulletin Chat!

Follow these 6 simple steps to setup your vBulletin Chat in 60 seconds:
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March 2, 2010   No Comments

Add a phpBB Chat to Your Forum in 2 Minutes

Looking for a phpBB chat mod to add a live chat or shoutbox to your phpBB?  Get the Chatroll phpBB Chat Mod!

Follow these 7 simple steps and you’ll be done in 2 minutes:
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February 23, 2010   No Comments

Add a Drupal Chat Module to Your Site in 5 Easy Steps

Looking to add a live chat or shoutbox to enhance your Drupal site?  Look no more.  Chatroll’s got the Drupal Chat Module for you.

Follow these 5 easy steps to get started:
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February 23, 2010   1 Comment

Add a Free Joomla Chat Module to Your Site in 60 Seconds!

Get the Chatroll Joomla Chat Module and transform your site with live interaction!  Its easy and requires no coding.

Follow these simple steps to add a free live chat / shoutbox to your Joomla site in 60 seconds.  Lets get started!

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January 30, 2010   2 Comments

Full List of Emoticons & Smileys for Chatroll

Looking for a full list of emoticons & smileys for Chatroll?  Here it is!  All the standard emoticons are supported.  To send an emoticon, simply type the emoticon text anywhere in your message and press “enter”.  Here’s the list:

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February 2, 2009   26 Comments

Free Live Chat for Multi-User WordPress MU + WPMu IFrame Issue

Several Chatroll members have been asking lately about how to add chat to their WordPress MU (multi-user) installation. Some of these members’ sites are very large: they host multiple WordPress MU blogs and serve hundreds or even thousands of users.

Adding real-time chat functionality to any large community site is useful for many reasons. While traditional blog posts are a great way for community members to publish their content, live chat gives members a chance to exchange ideas and help each other in a whole new way. The additional functionality you can offer is limited only by your imagination: live blogs, interviews, commentary for live events, virtual community meetings, and more.

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January 26, 2009   1 Comment

Add a Free Blogger Chat Box Widget to Your Blogspot Blog

Here’s the easiest way to add a free Blogger chat box widget (also known as shoutbox, chatterbox, or chat room) to your Blogspot blog. Adding a chat box widget to your blog is an easy way to build community on your site and keep your visitors coming back. It’s so easy we can do it in less than a minute. We’ll use Chatroll to create a chat box widget, customize it, and add it to your Blogger layout.

Here’s a screenshot of a Blogger blog with a chat box embedded in the main column:

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August 20, 2008   27 Comments

Add a Free WordPress Chat Box to Your Blog in 60 Seconds!

Here’s the easiest way to add a free chat box to your WordPress blog. If we’re fast, we can do it in 60 seconds or less! We’ll use Chatroll live chat, so you don’t even need to install any plugins. The clock is ticking, so let’s go!

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July 22, 2008   13 Comments

Customize Your Chat Widget to Match Your Site

Embedding a chat widget to your website has never been easier. Now, you can also customize the color, size and sound of your embedded chat to fit the style of your site!

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July 21, 2008   5 Comments