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Using Social Media at Conferences and Other Events

A session at SpotOn London 2012

Monday 12th November, 2012

10:30am to 11:30am (GMT)

The term 'amplified conference' was coined to describe use of networked technologies to amplify discussions at an event and provide opportunities for audience which is not physically present to remotely participate. Amplification also extends to annotation, in which audience members can annotate a talk with comments and linked resource sharing. In the same way that conference proceedings and attendee lists provide a legacy resource associated with an event, so too can the backchannel archive, in the form of social media interest maps, and search-based resources (for example, search over participants' blogs or shared links, or search into video archives based on contemporaneous backchannel commentary).

Approaches such as Twitter event hashtags, video or audio streaming of talks and preserving conference resources such as slides, recordings of talks and Twitter archives for use after the event are now embedded within certain sectors of the research community, particularly events with a focus on open access and use of social media.

This participative session will provide an opportunity for participants to hear about emerging practices for amplification of events, including analysis of associated metrics. The session will also address potential barriers and concerns when event amplification may not be appropriate.

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Brian Kelly

Independent consultant at UK Web Focus Ltd. Recent content at http://www.rebelmouse.com/briankelly/

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Tony Hirst

OU lecturer, mashup artist; Isle of WIght resident and #f1datajunkie bio from Twitter

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SpotOn London 2012

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