For those of you who missed the event, it was fun and quite a learning experience for me. I don’t want to repeat the panel discussion here. You can watch it on Justin.tv (part 1) in a two part video (It’s long, 2+ hours). But one great thing about having twitter is that the audience will take notes for you (for free). I remember when I was still an undergrad at UC Berkeley, we had to pay note takers (scribes, they were called) to take notes for us. But tweeters will tweet, and they have to summarize everything in 140 characters, so the tweets are concised digests of the important or memorable messages during the panel. And with the hashtag #smcsfsv you can easily retrieve all the tweets for this event.
I always like to look at the tweetscript (tweet transcript) of social media events that I participated in (the tweeting culture hasn’t really penetrated other professional events yet). Since I am a math guy, I like to see graphs and statistics, so I used what the hashtag?!. Too bad they only keep the data for 7 days. This is what I saw for May 20, 2010.
I can also get stats like, 39.6% of tweets come from the top 10 tweeters, 45.3% are retweets, 76.9% are mentions, etc. Pretty nifty tool wouldn’t you say? If by the time you read this blog, the twitterstream has cleared you can still get the tweetscript with TwapperKeeper. You don’t get the pretty graph and the insightful stats but at least you’ll see the data. If you don’t want to read through the tweetscript, here are some excerpts and summary. I actually read all 603 tweets, and tried hard to put them in the proper order and categories. Enjoy!
@carlainsf and I think best line of the eve comes from Dr. Wu at Lithium: "I'm in R&D." Honest, authentic response to marketing Q's.#smcsfsv
Okay, I promise that the next post will see me getting back to finishing the SNA series. In the mean time I hope you enjoy the tweet highlights. Feel free to discuss and debate any point of views above. Finally, I will end with this beautiful word cloud (generated by Wordle) that I've created with the tweetscript. You can see the topics that came up during the panel, the major mentions and tweeters at the SMC-SF/SV. Stay tuned and see you next time!