(The Root) — The Chatterati is The Root's new tool that uses a unique algorithm to highlight the tweets of some of the most influential African-American Twitter users, displaying up-to-the-minute topics, retweets and hashtags driving the conversation among blacks on the social network.

Here's where you come in. We'd like you to share a message and invite the world to be a part of this exciting digital experience.

Here's how it works: 

1. Visit Thunderclap by Monday, May 20, 2013.

2. Authorize this tweet: "We are #TheChatterati. Let's make some noise. Click to see the convo: http://www.theroot.com/the-chatterati."
 
3. Encourage your followers to participate by sharing on Facebook and Twitter!
 
If we meet our goal, our messages will be blasted to thousands of followers on May 21, 2013, at 1 p.m. EDT.

Not a Twitter user? Then just share this message on Facebook. This is a simple, easy way to show our presence to the digital world.
 
Join us!