Wednesday, February 25, 2009
How to present while people are twittering.
Driving back last night from a meeting about Professional Registration for Librarians (and yes I'm sending mine off today) we were talking about social media. I mentioned how I learnt about Twitter at the Bridging World's conference in Singapore where members of the audience and some of the speakers were communicating on the 'back channel' : Twitter. I found it quite intriguing that discussions were taking place in real time while the paper was being presented - including questions which some hardy soul ocasionally asked the speaker at the end of the session. Not sure how I felt about it; it looked kinda rude with people not paying attention but I guess they must have been in order to sustain the conversation...
Anyway, this article by Olivia Mitchell, reported on Twitter by @cindi, discuses the issue of how to present while your audience twitters.