September 30th, 2010Web 2.0
Last year I went to the fabulous Personal Democracy Forum (PdF) in Barcelona, the first edition of an event that had been taking place in the US for years. I had a good time with old friends, met lots of fascinating people, and came back loaded with exciting new ideas.
There’s something very distinctive about social media conferences. Things don’t just happen the days of the event. A lot happens before and after as well.
A few days before it starts, Twitter lists of attendees are created, hashtags are used to announce one’s attendance and to look for friends who might go too, or people we don’t know yet but would like to meet. As I saw PdF’er Micah Sifry tweet once ahead of the Berlin re:publica conference we were going to: I can hear the drum roll slowly but surely getting louder… the curtain is about to rise.Tags: Micah Sifry, PdF, Personal Democracy Forum, Social media, Twitter