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PointOut - a Twitter client for Powerpoint
flickr.com/photos/hermes-/ hermés
flickr.com/photos/hiddedevries/ hiddedevries
 
Problem Statement <ul><li>In general people are lazy </li></ul><ul><li>A retweet is more likely than tweeting something in...
PointOut <ul><li>Allows you to send messages and slides to Twitter while you are presenting </li></ul><ul><li>It allows fo...
Use Case - Conference <ul><li>Present your slides and keep the on-line conversation on topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Share addi...
Use Case - Education <ul><li>Share the slides and background material during the classes </li></ul><ul><li>Allow students ...
<ul><li>Enough Already </li></ul><ul><li>SHOW ME </li></ul>
PointOut is build as a Microsoft Powerpoint Add-in
 
 
 
Commands <ul><li>Commands are placed in the speaker notes of the presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>!msg <message>  : Tweets ...
 
 
 
Current status of PointOut <ul><li>First draft demo-ready </li></ul><ul><li>Issues with the lag in posting images, holding...
Integration with Google Wave <ul><li>The lifespan of a tweet is very short. (Tweets older than 1 day are very unlikely to ...
I tried….. <ul><li>But failed to integrate PointOut with Google Wave. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>API not very stable  </li></ul...
Alternative tools <ul><li>A similar tool exists for Apple user on Keynote called Keynote-Tweet  ( http://mac.softpedia.com...
Feedback <ul><li>Any feedback is welcome either in person or via Twitter. </li></ul>
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Point Out - a Twitter Client For Powerpoint

  1. 1. PointOut - a Twitter client for Powerpoint
  2. 2. flickr.com/photos/hermes-/ hermés
  3. 3. flickr.com/photos/hiddedevries/ hiddedevries
  4. 5. Problem Statement <ul><li>In general people are lazy </li></ul><ul><li>A retweet is more likely than tweeting something insightful. </li></ul><ul><li>As a presenter it is your job to get the message out rather than pushing people to be creative. </li></ul>flickr.com/photos/latente/
  5. 6. PointOut <ul><li>Allows you to send messages and slides to Twitter while you are presenting </li></ul><ul><li>It allows for the presenter to keep the conversation on topic by providing information to the “Backchannel” </li></ul><ul><li>Bloggers, Micro-Bloggers and audience is easily able to use or re-use (RT) this information. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s all about the Seeding and Feeding of the “Backchannel” </li></ul><ul><li>Backchannel : http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backchannel </li></ul>
  6. 7. Use Case - Conference <ul><li>Present your slides and keep the on-line conversation on topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Share additional information not shown in your live slides. </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet your key quotes and statements directly and accurately </li></ul><ul><li>Allow people not physically present at the conference follow the presentation and online discussion. </li></ul><ul><li>Comparable to using a Press Release in traditional Media </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter and Google Wave during conferences http://blog.freshnetworks.com/2009/11/google-wave-vs-twitter-at-conferences/ </li></ul>flickr.com/photos/gsfc/ gsfc
  7. 8. Use Case - Education <ul><li>Share the slides and background material during the classes </li></ul><ul><li>Allow students to comment, raise questions or discuss material online </li></ul><ul><li>Allow students who have missed the class, to catch up online, and follow the discussion </li></ul>flickr.com/photos/olpc/ olpc
  8. 9. <ul><li>Enough Already </li></ul><ul><li>SHOW ME </li></ul>
  9. 10. PointOut is build as a Microsoft Powerpoint Add-in
  10. 14. Commands <ul><li>Commands are placed in the speaker notes of the presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>!msg <message> : Tweets the message </li></ul><ul><li>!pic <message> : uploads a picture of the current slide to mobypicture.com and tweets the message </li></ul><ul><li>!split : Any command before the split is executed at the beginning of the slide, any command after the split is executed just before advancing to the next slide </li></ul>
  11. 18. Current status of PointOut <ul><li>First draft demo-ready </li></ul><ul><li>Issues with the lag in posting images, holding up the presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Issues with the lag from Mobypicture posting to Twitter resulting in messages and images being in the wrong order. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently has issues posting images using Powerpoint 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Planning to release it to the world within the next few weeks. </li></ul>
  12. 19. Integration with Google Wave <ul><li>The lifespan of a tweet is very short. (Tweets older than 1 day are very unlikely to be viewed) </li></ul><ul><li>Grouping of tweets through hashtags may not guarantee completeness </li></ul><ul><li>Spamming of popular hashtags becomes a bigger problem by the day. </li></ul><ul><li>Google Wave would be able to address at least some of these issues. </li></ul>
  13. 20. I tried….. <ul><li>But failed to integrate PointOut with Google Wave. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>API not very stable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>cron not working </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>not possible to access waves from the outside </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>API bug preventing Google Wave robots from posting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Java skills are not great </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writing this robot for Google Wave was my first real introduction to Java. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 21. Alternative tools <ul><li>A similar tool exists for Apple user on Keynote called Keynote-Tweet ( http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Internet-Utilities/Keynote-Tweet.shtml ) </li></ul><ul><li>Someone has also created a number of tools for using Twitter during your presentation, however it does not have the image upload capability. ( http://www.sapweb20.com/blog/powerpoint-twitter-tools/ ) </li></ul>
  15. 22. Feedback <ul><li>Any feedback is welcome either in person or via Twitter. </li></ul>

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