April 2011


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Kristofer Layon <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 14 Apr 2011 11:48:43 -0500
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The last time I saw a Twitter wall, it wasn't in the presentation room at all.  It was in the public space outside the presentation room, where people socialized before and after the event.  This seems most appropriate, and eliminates the chance that comments will directly interfere with the presentation.

Presenters (as well as attendees) can always keep up with Twitter more discreetly on their own mobile devices or laptops, if they wish, so I'd also not encourage the Twitter wall to be justified in the presentation space in order to keep everyone "in sync".  The web can take care of that for everyone already.  Of course, "discreet" being rather relative in this case... once it's on Twitter, you're not being discreet.


Kristofer D. Layon
Web Design & Social Media
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On Apr 14, 2011, at 11:27 AM, Ann Nordby wrote:

> Hello everyone:
> Have any of you ever done a twitter wall for an event? Can you tell me what kind of hardware is required, and where would I get it? 
> Any advice on setting a hash tag for the event, etc? 
> Thanks! 
> Ann
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