The Social Media and Activism Conference
Thanks to everyone who came on Saturday and those who watched the live stream online. Thanks to the guests for speaking – especially Zack for making the trip over to talk to us. I am currently working on getting the video uploaded. Tom Duke did a fantastic job of streaming and grabbing the video. If anyone has a quick fix for getting video recorded in flash onto Google Video I would greatly appreciate it – at the moment I should have Simon and Fergal‘s work up in the next day or two (thanks to both of them for taking time to make the workshop work for us).
Other thanks to Philippe and Ruth for their work over at the EU and to Niall for his invaluvable technological help. It was great to get everyone together in the one room and if you haven’t seem Damian’s presentation already you really must take a quick look. The video to go with it will be up in the week ahead.
The immediate aftermath left me dizzy with ideas but two things stood out – the first was the easy with which you can convert interested people/readers into active people. The second was Zack and Richard‘s assertion that blogs and social media would benefit from being more vocal and more honest in what they felt. Hammer at what you want and want more and more things. “Yes, but would it work here?” was the agonising response from Irish attendees.
Perhaps or perphaps not but in discussion with Suzy later on (thanks for the great contribution btw) it was clear we could answer these questions in relation to the Local and European Elections.What should we be thinking of doing and where should we try to take the site in the next 12 months?