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First round-up of events tracked in 2012. This post covers four smallish events – see tracking events for the full list for January and an explanation.
I experimented with using Lanyrd to create the list, however it doesn’t do the job, not least because you have to copy and paste in the HTML each time you add an event. Hrrmph. I’ve left in a link to my Lanyrd calendar though, and aim to write a tool review about Lanyrd at some point.
#cslondon12 24 January: Content strategy lightning talks
I’ve lost my content strategy mojo a little as CS seems to be dominated by agencies and brands, light years from my content world. However the London Content Strategy Meetup for January had a couple of interesting looking talks I may catch on video IDC (2 March: vids on Vimeo). The organisers have added links to the five writeups on Lanyrd, good effort all round! I’ve added myself as tracking the event FWIW.
A few metrics:
- 80 f2f attendees; 20 on Lanyrd with 23 tracking
- +/- 70 tweets, similar to previous meetups, ie not much livetweeting but wifi allegedly dodgy
#cmlondon 25 January: Community Manager London Meetup
Content and community go together like ooh…content and curation, and is fast becoming the combo of 2012. The first official Community Manager London Meetup took the form of a presentation about Storyful.
I’m glad I don’t have to explain what Storyful does at parties, but it seems that essentially it manages community sourced news from social media on behalf of ‘traditional’ news organisations. Read @currybet’s report for more. Interesting to hear about a startup which doesn’t just bang on about things technical.
- 47 f2f attendees, 4 on Lanyrd with 4 tracking, no coverage
- +/- 160 tweets
- Socialbro showed 44 ‘members’, Friendsviz showed very few connections, perhaps surprising for a group of community managers
#bathcr 26 January: Promoting your research using social media
The use of social media in higher education, in particular take-up by academics, is one of my specialist subjects. This workshop aimed at researchers at the University of Bath was led by the estimable Alan Cann, who advocates the creation of a personal learning network (PLN) on Twitter – see his introductory talk on Maximising your personal impact.
I’ve pulled together a #bathcr Chirpstory on this theme, which I find a little problematic. My own use of Twitter keeps shifting, and I think outwith the desire to create impact other ways of using Twitter are at least as valid, something for a future post however. Thanks due to the #bathcr tweeters for letting me be a free rider on this occasion!
#like32 26 January: The future of history: digital preservation
I was always a Just in Time sort of librarian, relying on others to do the archiving, but #like32 on digital preservation brought up some interesting tweets in relation to Twitter archiving and related issues – see my #like32 Chirpstory.
No blog reports yet. Update, 5 Feb: useful report from Vexed Issue, includes: “would anyone seriously think of archiving an individual’s entire Twitter account?” Oh yes…
Incidentally, since the demise of Keepstream and some recent acquisitions I’m a bit nervous about third party services, in particularly those with no export option, so I’ve printed my two Chirpstories!
Metrics for this one:
- n attended
- +/- 80 tweets
- 44 members on Socialbro, again Friendsviz showed hardly any links
- free report from Hashtracking showed 119 tweets (76 new, 22 RTs, 21 mentions) generating 505,416 impressions, reaching an audience of 118,771 followers (past 24 hours); also gives Top 10 by impressions, tweets, followers
By the February report hopefully I will have decided which metrics I want to keep, and also worked out what’s going on with my Blackbird Pie borders and spacing…