Twitter Oracle OpenWorld
By jack.flynn on Jul 10, 2008
Twitter was a popular addition to Oracle OpenWorld last year along with many other social networking tools. Since then, microblogging on Twitter has exploded, and its use at conferences has added a whole new dimension of instant discussion among attendees. This blog will help make sure that you're not left out of the Twitterverse at Oracle OpenWorld this year.
If you're not yet familiar with Twitter, Common Craft made a great video, Twitter in Plain English, describing the service, and BusinessWeek recently published an article with a slide show about its uses. After you get started, you can stay in touch with us year round via @Oracle and @oracletechnet, and once Oracle OpenWorld 2008 gets underway, follow the event tracker @oow for some great convention information.
Also, we just started our own Twitter account: @oracleopenworld. We'll be using this account to help spread the latest word about Oracle OpenWorld 2008—but mostly we'll be listening to what you and the rest of the the Twitterati are saying about the big event.
You might also follow your colleagues at the conference to see their updates on a regular basis. That way, you can share the scoop on informative booths, engaging sessions, and exclusive parties. (But be careful. Twitter can be very addictive. You can find other Oracle-related Twitter addicts to follow by checking out the Oracle Tweeters wiki page.)
Twitter also allows you to follow discussions containing specific phrases, such as "Oracle OpenWorld." Using Twitter through instant messaging allows you to track key words you're interested in: anyone sending an update containing your tracked phrase will show up in your IM window, even if you don't usually follow that person. You can even use a search engine such as Summize or Tweet Scan to connect with other people sending updates about Oracle OpenWorld or any subject of your choice.
Twitter is only one of many easy ways you can keep up with Oracle OpenWorld. Don't forget, you can also shape the big event by joining Oracle Mix. And, you can always leave a comment on any of our Oracle OpenWorld blog posts.
Senior Director, Event Marketing Technology and Operations