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[publication] Social networking in scientific conferences – Twitter as tool for strengthen a scientific

Our publication about „Social networking in scientific conferences – Twitter as tool for strengthen a scientific“ for this Science 2.0 for TEL Workshop at ECTEL conference is now online available.
Abstract:

Twitter is the fastest growing member community of the last year. With a rate of 1382% it grows 6 times faster than for example the world biggest social networking application Facebook. In this paper we ask how Twitter can serve as resource at scientific conferences and support the scientific community. Furthermore we ask if Twitter ads any scientific value to conferences. We chose this year ED-MEDIA conference as example for the use of Twitter at a scientific conference and show how the micro-blogging tool got seamlessly integrated in the well-known communication infrastructure of conferences.

Reference: Ebner. M., Reinhard, W. (2009) Social networking in scientific conferences – Twitter as tool for strengthen a scientific, Workshop Science 2.0 for TEL, ECTEL 2009, [Link]

And the presented slides:

Interest on article „How People are Using Twitter during Conferences“

Amazing, our article as well as our presentationHow People are Using Twitter during Conferences“ gathered much more interest as ever expected.
There was a big report on Read/Write Web a month ago „Study Reveals High Levels of Twitter Use at Conferences“ and our presentation on slideshare reached the „Hot on Facebook“

How People are using Twitter at Conferences is being talked about on Facebook more than any other document on SlideShare right now. So we’ve put it on the homepage of SlideShare.net (in the „Hot on Facebook“ section)

as well as the „Hot on Twitter“ list:

How People are using Twitter at Conferences is being tweeted more than any other document on SlideShare right now. So we’ve put it on the homepage of SlideShare.net (in the „Hot on Twitter“ section)

Thanks to all who were and are interested in our research and keep us motivated to do further work.