Twittering a Conference

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Several people attending the 2009 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association enriched their conference experience by exchanging information via Twitter during the course of the week. This project also served as an information gathering tool to help make next year's conference even better for participants.

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Twittering a Conference

  1. 1. Microblogging @ AERA: a Twitter experiment
  2. 2. Why? <ul><li>Microblogging presents an efficient way to collaborate </li></ul>
  3. 4. Why? <ul><li>Microblogging enriches conference experiences for those attending </li></ul>
  4. 5. Why? <ul><li>Archived microblog streams can be mined for reference and for continuing conversations </li></ul>
  5. 6. Communicating research
  6. 7. Weaving social media
  7. 8. Blogging  microblogging
  8. 9. Personal Twitter account
  9. 10. Profile page
  10. 11. I follow these
  11. 12. They follow me
  12. 13. My posts
  13. 14. Post via keyboard or mobile
  14. 15. Search engine
  15. 16. Search results
  16. 17. Wiki for AERA tweets
  17. 18. Participants’ sessions
  18. 19. Participants’ schedules
  19. 20. AERA Twitter account
  20. 21. Direct messages
  21. 22. Mentions
  22. 23. Tweetdeck
  23. 24. Getting started
  24. 25. Post-conference benefits http://www.searchengineguide.com/jennifer-laycock/
  25. 26. Mining an archive http://www.greatideasconference.org/twitterideas.cfm
  26. 27. Category: takeaways
  27. 28. Category: attendees
  28. 29. Category: tips
  29. 30. More Twitter resources http://delicious.com/paulbaker55/twitter
  30. 31. Archive on Friendfeed http://friendfeed.com/rooms/aera09
  31. 32. <ul><li>Some real-time results </li></ul>

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