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blogging, Twitter and Conferences

September 16th, 2010 by Graham Attwell
interesting post by James Clay tracing the use of blogging and Twitter at Alt C conferences over the past seven or so years.

Also worth a look at Andy Powell’s comment …Andy says “the top 10 twitterers at ALT-C 2010 accounted for almost a quarter of the tweets (or, to put it another way, 80% of the tweets were made by under 20% of the twitterers) – unfortunately, I can’t split those numbers into those people at the event and those who weren’t.

There’s nothing particularly unusual in those numbers so, whilst I wouldn’t use the word ‘clique’ to describe what is happening, I do think there’s a very long tail of very low volume twitter users – at ALT-C 2010 46% (331) of the twitterers only tweeted once. See http://summarizr.labs.eduserv.org.uk/?hashtag=altc2010

clipped from elearningstuff.net

ALT-C 2010 in Nottingham for me was as much about the formal learning as it was about the social learning. An opportunity to learn both in formal and informal social settings. I was concerned slightly that the use of Twitter by certain people and FALT would be slightly cliquey. However no matter how cliquey people think it is, it is a relatively open clique. This year it was very easy to join in conversations using Twitter and then meet up socially, quite a few people I know has never been part of the ALT-C family (first time at the conference) and are now probably part of the clique.

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