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    • Ail-Gysylltu (Reconnecting) How Twitter and Social Networking reconnected me with my home
    • Who are you?
      • Bryn Salisbury (@bryns)
      • Welsh-born IT Security Consultant, Blogger, Podcaster and Photographer
      • Resident on the web since the late 1990s.
      • Born in Bangor
      • Based in Hertford
      • http://www.randomlyevil.org.uk
    • Ail-Gysylltu
      • Welsh for Reconnecting
      • First language Welsh
      • Estimates that in excess of 65% of people from my home region speak Welsh as their first language
      • Used as my primary workplace language until 2005
      • One of the contributors to translating GNOME into Welsh
    • All change...
      • In 2007 I moved to Chester
      • Started living and working exclusively in English
      • Friends, colleagues and clients were all first-language English
      • My usage of Welsh dropped...
    • Shock
      • “Did you remember that it’s your Grandmother’s birthday next week?”
    • What’s Welsh for Happy Birthday?
      • Total breakdown in confidence
      • Loss of identity
      • Major feelings of home-sickness (much more than I’d expected)
      • For reference... it’s “Penblwydd Hapus”
    • Rescued by ‘The Link’
    • Welsh in Social Media
      • Facebook crowd-sourced a Welsh language interface in 2007
      • Launch of cy.umap.eu (minority language Twitter aggregator)
      • Welsh Bloggers Network ( http://www.blogiadur.net )
      • Hacio’r Iaith (Hacking the Language) - Welsh Barcamp!
    • How did I ‘ail-gysylltu’?
      • Tried using twitter in both languages (set up the account in 2007)
      • Blog bilingually
      • Wrote for a technology news website in Welsh
      • Recorded 23 podcasts episodes in 2 years
      • One of the Welsh Barcamp organisers
    • Problems?
    • Problems?
      • You thought Lynne Truss was bad...
      • Two different perspectives
        • ‘Snobs Ieithyddol’ (Language Snobs)
        • ‘Pam poeni?’ (Why worry?)
    • Conclusions
      • Confidence has returned to my writing
      • Actually started doing talks at barcamps and alike
      • Developed new friendships and feel closer to home than ever before (despite being ~300 miles from my hometown)
    • Questions?
    • Diolch yn Fawr!