Friday, July 15, 2011

Social media complements live events at #DigiTalksChelt

The interaction lives on: so many 'conferences' are traditionally set up as one-way show-and-tell broadcasts. Social media turns the tables and makes them truly a place to confer.

#DigiTalksChelt is set up as a regular meeting on technology, design and ideas on digital media.
  • The organizing team uses Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and a bunch of other social media properties to draw a crowd of fifty or so industry specialists keen to lift their eyes from the keyboards for a couple of hours every couple of months. It's a chance to think more generally and interact with others who have insight.
  • Three speakers or so introduce their subject and the audience gets to interact with questions during, after, and over drinks breaks during the evening.
  • But the #DigiTalksChelt hashtag provides a means for folk to comment during the event; and afterwards; and over subsequent hours and days, even though the crowd disperses.
  • Last time round we got a web-delivered pitch on HTML5 and CSS3; and the social media also makes it possible to review slides, notes, presentations after the event and over time.

With a brief to get interaction going and put a couple of alternative points of view, Twitter has proved invaluable as a means to keep the conversation alive during the night and morning after the event. Here's a sample:


 Firehoop 

 ImGloucestershire365 

 Rich Mehta 

 Rich Mehta 

 Reid Derby 

 Rob Mason 

 Mike Schorah 

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 Rob Mason 

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 Andy Davies 

 Mike Schorah 

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 Andy Davies 

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 Jeremy Power 

 Sue Ryan 

 Andy Davies 

 Andy Davies 

 Mike Schorah 

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You get the idea... This selection shows how the debate is continuing even beyond the boundaries of the conference time and place... Cool!
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