At this point, you've already set up your Header Message, enabled social media channels, selected #hashtags, opened a Mobile View to post with, and launched the Projector View to display your Social Wall. We're now ready to start your Social Wall.
When you first create a Social Wall, it will be in the Ready To Start state. While in the Ready To Start state, your crowd will not be allowed to post any messages to your Social Wall through Crowdpurr. Any posts made on Twitter and Instagram that mention your #hashtag or @username will not publish to your Social Wall until your Social Wall is started.
Starting a Social Wall
To make your Social Wall Live to begin aggregating posts from Twitter and Instagram and allow your crowd to post through Crowdpurr, you need to Start it. To start a Social Wall, simply click on the green circular Play button under the Control Center section in the upper-left corner of the Experience Dashboard. After clicking the Play button your Social Wall is now in the Live state.
Your Social Wall is now Live and your crowd can now post using Crowdpurr, Twitter, or Instagram. Any new visitors will now be able to immediately post without waiting. The Mobile View will now show a text-box and image-uploading section for all participants.
Additionally, Crowdpurr will start querying Twitter and Instagram for the #hashtags or @usernames you've specified.
The Play button now turns into a Pause button if you need to pause your Social Wall.
Pausing a Social Wall
During your live event and live Social Wall, there may be times when you may want to pause posting. Pausing your Social Wall will temporarily stop your crowd from posting messages via Crowdpurr and will show the crowd a "Social Wall Paused, Will Resume Shortly" message in the Mobile View on their mobile devices. Additionally, querying of Twitter and Instagram will pause temporarily.
To pause a Social Wall, simply click on the yellow circular Pause button under the Control Center. To resume a Social Wall and continue posting, simply click the button again, which has now turned into the Play button to indicate that this will resume your Social Wall.
Now that you've started your Social Wall, we're ready to make our first post! Go to the next step Posting to the Social Wall.