One of the interesting aspects at Lotusphere
this year was the abundant use of Twitter. If I wanted to see what people
where up to I could just look at my twitter stream and find all sorts of
entries saying what sessions people were at or, at night, what bar or restaurant
they were at and with the @Lotusphere forwarding account I was able to
find others at the conference who where not on my usual list of people
A few good examples of twitters usage
at Lotusphere would be the mass twittering of Ed brill winning the blogger
of the year award from PlanetLotus within seconds of it being announced,
Finding out about the ActiveSync support for a future version of Notes
Traveller without being at that particular session and even Turtle’s pleading
over twitter at the Ask the Developers session for all Mac users to hold
up their laptops when he asked his question.
One future direction for twitter usage
at conferences that I can see happening is the creation of a special twitter
account by conference organizers to send out details of changes in the
schedule, repeat session information and even the daily breakfast and lunch
menus. An official account by the conference organizers could put important
information at the fingertips of all the attendees within minutes.
What do you think? Will we see an @LS2010
account at Lotusphere next year? What other conferences have you gone to
that could benefit from official twitter accounts?