The Insurance Corporation of BC (“ICBC”) will be hosting their first-ever live chat through Twitter this Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 11:30am until 1:00pm. During that time David Clancy, a Director the Insurance Division will be answering questions from the public.
This is the first live Twitter chat to be hosted by a British Columbia Crown Corporation and it comes during a 6-week public engagement and consultation regarding their pricing system for their 3.3 million customers throughout BC.
While Twitter chats have been tracked with tags for years, events to interact directly with a company or public figure through a public forum on Twitter have recently become more popular. Celebrities started doing question and answer sessions with fans, in April Vancouver is Awesome and I hosted Gregor Live with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and a few weeks ago President Barack Obama did the same through his Twitter account.