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Conference Twittering

When I first saw Twitter I immediately knew that this tool would be great for conferences. You can discuss the speaker while still in the session. You can find out what else is happening at the conference (and even leave if something sounds better). You can share with those who aren’t there. And more.
Check out this new preprint:
How People are using Twitter during Conferences
Wolfgang Reinhardt, Martin Ebner, Günter Beham, Cristina Costa University of Paderborn, Germany, Graz University of Technology, Austria, Graz University of Technology and Know-Center, Austria, University of Salford, UK
Abstract: The popularity of microblogging, with special emphasis on twitter, the most famous application of the kind, is growing rapidly. This kind of tools for micro-exchange of information and communication is changing the daily life of knowledgeable worker as well as Internet savvy people. From this perspective this paper aims to show how Twitter can be used during conferences, and furthermore how different people are using it. With the help of a survey and analysis of the collected data, benefits regarding the use of a microblogging tool such as Twitter can be presented. The publication shows evidence on how Twitter can enhance the knowledge of a given group or community by micro-connecting a diverse online audience. Statistical data was also used to support this research.” [9 page PDF]

Posted on: May 30, 2009, 12:01 pm Category: Uncategorized

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