Good things come to those who wait; impatiently.
If you're like us, you are probably thinking, "Where's our green light?" Well, we thought we would give you something to do while you wait! Come out to Twitter with us on Monday, September 10th to celebrate the 19th Anniversary of The X-Files!
Not only will you show your love for Mulder and Scully, but you will show 20th Century Fox that this fandom is in it until we win it!
We're headed back to Twitter for another XF3 campaign. Like last time, it will run from the moment the first time zone (New Zealand) hits midnight on September 10th until the last time zone (Hawaii) hits midnight on September 11th.
So wherever you are in the world, join us in tweeting for a third film! You can also tweet directly to Fox (@20thcenturyfox), too. Check out the guidelines below to help us make the biggest impact possible.
If you were with us during our last Twitter event, this will be familiar to you. If not, grab a coke, pepsi, or saline IV and pay attention! In order to have the best possible chance to trend, we will be changing hashtags. Hashtags frequently trend if they are new and haven't been used on Twitter yet. So throughout the day, when not in the trend windows (discussed below), we'll be using the hashtag #XF3.
In addition, we will be holding THREE separate trending windows, using different hashtags at each event. Please refer to the chart for each specific hashtag and information for your time zone. Do NOT tweet any of the specific hashtags before the correct time, as this will reduce their effectiveness during their trend window.
Also note that Twitter only counts one hashtag per tweet so ONLY use one. It's fine to use other keywords like Mulder, or Scully, but do not give them a #.
Your Twitter Account
If you have a private account, be sure you unlock the account and change your tweets to public, otherwise your tweets will not be counted towards trending. You can lock it again after the event. You may also want to have an extra Twitter account with the same settings in case you go over your tweet limit and are unable to continue.
Also know that rumor has it you need at least 10 followers for your tweets to count towards trends, so make sure you get other philes to follow any of your new accounts!
Tweets and Retweets
Retweets are the easiest way to help out the trending effort. Just search for the hashtag you are trying to trend at that time and click retweet. Also, don't use any swearing or cursing in your tweets or they will NOT count towards trending.
For those of you who cannot tweet live, you can pre-schedule your tweets using a site like FutureTweets.
So Philes, we've done our research. We've googled like Scully would. And these guidelines should help us make the biggest impact. We know Fox is listening, so let's give them something to talk about.
For more information, please look at the chart that contains the duration of the Tweet-A-Thon and the timing of the power windows. And remember, the tweets are out there. Or at least they will be on September 10th.