Saturday, November 28, 2009

What happens when the backchannel becomes the main channel.

Now I love using tools to follow conferences either in the venue or without . be it twitter sms what ever but here is an interesting article how do you as a presenter feel when your participants on the back channel either start criticising you or actually a debate is sparked off by you that that you don't pursue from the platform but they do. One to look at and examine especially if you show twitter streams live . The really honest article based around one persons experience at the recent Web 2.0 expo. http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/archives/2009/11/24/spectacle_at_we.html?utm_source=feedburner

The anonymity of twitter the collective crowd can lead to amazing but sometime it can also go wrong. Tiger woods car crash yesterday was just one example. twitter is a great tool but like anytool can take you in directions participants did not intend good or bad.

No comment but an interesting piece non the less.

 

1 comment:

journeymanconsultant said...

interesting thoughts. Was discussing this y'day with my man @circuit_9, who is a total twttr sceptic. He tried to follow the Guardian Innov in Educ event on Twttr but said it was basically arse.

Is there a "maturity" issue here ? Have we basically just not quite found the way to use the tech productively and therefore too easily hi-jacked by the lure of flaming or indulging in other distractions ?