By mbriggs on May 25, 2007
I have to admit the Twitter phenomena has escaped me. I understand the draw for teens wanting to extend their texting networks, but not for educated adults. However, ETS Talk 22: Welcome to the Meta Hub has made me reconsider. Cole discussed how Twitter has enabled him to connect with the Penn State community and vibe (my word) to a degree that's never before been possible.
The CEC is a Sun global technical training and employee networking conference. 3500 engineers from the Sales and Service organizations, as well as Sun partners, will descend on Las Vegas in October.
Wouldn't Twitter be a wonderful supplement to the CEC? It would enable groups of like minded people to exchange relevant information in real time on things like:
- Hot breakout sessions, great speakers.
- Running into unexpected people, colleagues, luminaries, etc.
- Impromptu gatherings.
There could also be a primary CEC channel to communicate late breaking news, main tent event changes, and other goodies to create the buzz.
Seems like real win to me. Should the central organizing committee help facilitate the effort? Perhaps a wiki listing all the groups?