I’ve recently started attending more talks and conferences and picked up a completely alien concept to me before, using Twitter to tweet while there.
I knew everyone did it, it’s how I often catch up on the events I can’t go to using the tags.
It just wasn’t my thing.
But then I started using Twitter at events – and I love it!
So rather than crate myself a tailspin of “should I, shouldn’t I?” I thought I would write out the pluses and minus (typical writer!) and get your input too.
Ready? Great, let’s go!
|You can use your Twitter as a way of remembering key points for later on||The process is distracting and you may miss some of what is happening when Tweeting, especially if it’s visual|
|It’s a great way for finding new followers||It’s really anti-social to anyone you are actually with at the time|
|It’s good to see what people have to say as you’re contemplating a speaker or presentation||It’s pretty boring seeing 100’s of people repeat the same stuff word for word about the same thing|
|It helps you think about what is being said because in essence you are writing it down||With a tweet you are restricted with characters and what others may think of what you say, so it’s probably not as good at taking notes|
The only thing I can think of that may break the deadlock is when you aren’t able to make something you really wanted to catch, you still can via Twitter as a Pro.
What do you think about using Twitter at events?
Is it great to tweet at conferences and gatherings or should we be just focussed on what is actually happening instead of sharing it in cyberspace?
Share your thoughts below!