Quick hello from Innsbruck

June 21, 2007 at 3:37 pm | Posted in Blogging, Microlearning | 2 Comments
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I’m in the middle of the microlearning conference, and believe it or not: I am a convert. Twitter DOES actually work, in particular in environments like these. While the first two keynotes were presented, people commented on what was being said by the speakers – only that you couldn’t hear them. But the comments offered different views on the talk, maybe views that otherwise would not have been expressed, publicly. Of course it only works if you have a certain community of people who share interests – they have to have at least one thing in common. Obvious disadvantage: It also draws attention away from the speakers, as – even if multi-tasking – you cannot divide your attention between different things. You’re either writing or reading a twitter message or listening to the talk. That may lead to semi-attentive audiences – so as a presenter, you have to be prepared for that (and not be offended if that happens).

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Btw, when we were on the train this morning, my two colleagues and I made jokes about how we would immediately take pictures and upload them to our blogs – and that’s what I am doing right now. Harr! (Pictures taken with iSight; my MacBook stopped making those velcro noises).

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  1. Ya.. u right Jana dear.. it may distract the speaker.. but what if u r the one on the podium, would u not feel offended if everyone in the audience was busy elsewhere and not listening to u… m

    may get pretty annoying i guess… wat do u think?

  2. I think it is annoying – that’s exactly what I meant (speaker = person on the podium)


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