Twitter is a micro blogging tool that enables users to share short succinct messages, links and multimedia. When used at conferences, live-tweeting by delegates is a way to publicly share information about the event. Typically tweets may include:
- quotes from the speakers
- photos of visual slides or where the font is large enough to be snapped clearly
- links to papers, books, websites or other resources shared by the speakers and delegates
- discussion about the presentations/workshops attended
For many live-tweeting at events is a form of note taking to refer back to after the event. It is also a good way to connect with new people you meet and continue the conversations post event. If you are planning an event yourself do capture speakers and delegates Twitter names and share these in the programme and add to name badges. This helps everyone make connections.
Many conferences will communicate information about…
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