Blogging and Tweeting at conferencesMarch 11, 2010
Next week I leave for the US to attend WritersUA, the annual Conference for Software User Assistance, to be held in Seattle from March 21-24, 2010.
For the past few years, I’ve used this blog to write summaries of the sessions I’ve attended at various conferences. Last year, I observed others also Tweeting about the conference sessions, though at that stage I wasn’t using Twitter (I signed up during that 2009 WritersUA conference!).
If you’re attending a conference soon and want to blog about it, here are some guidelines: Tips for conference bloggers: http://www.lunchoverip.com/conferencebloggers.html
If you’re intending to Tweet about sessions you’re attending, be aware of the dangers of the Twitter backchannel: https://cybertext.wordpress.com/2009/12/01/conferences-and-twitter-backchannels/
If you’re presenting at a conference, check out the ebook from Olivia Mitchell on How to present with Twitter (and other backchannels), available from: http://www.speakingaboutpresenting.com/twitter/present-twitter-backchannel-ebook/
Happy and safe conferencing!
[Links last checked March 2010]