If you click on the image above and go to the site, you can click on each analysis for specific data, or download the tweets as a excel spreadsheet. It also provides useful analysis on who was tweeting and from what devices. There are also a bunch of photos that we hadn’t seen either.
Last year we used tweetdoc to collate the tweets in a PDF. We decided to use it again this year, as the tweets are a little easier on the eye in this format than in a spreadsheet.
I was asked recently to provide a list of tools for displaying and collecting Twitter feeds for our next e-learning conference, conVerge12.
The wonderful thing about using Twitter for a conference is that it extends the conference beyond the time and space of its various presentations. Outsiders who can’t make it can get a sense of what’s going on in the conversations. Tweeting of keynotes at conVerge11 has helped improve the reputation of the conference as others in Australia got a taste of what was happening in real time.
Another great advantage of using Twitter is that it can enrich presentations: questions to the speaker can be put through the feed, and speakers can sometimes ask the audience to insert their own content into the feed (such as pictures).
So a few tools are available for displaying tweets on a big screen, along side the presenter’s PowerPoint or live video feed. I decided to go for Twitterwall, as it’s free and works great, but there is also Tweetwall.
What makes these tools especially cool and powerful is that they allow tweets to be validated before they appear on the screen. This is very interesting as it prevents spamming, and it allows the administrator (me) to exclude irrelevant and non-suitable tweets (ie. tweets that contain aggressive or disrespectful language for instance).
If you want to have a more attractive display of the tweets, you can use Visible Tweets. I’ve used it during presentation breaks in the break areas to give reminders of what was said.
After an event you may want to have a record of all the tweets. Last year I used tweetdoc which saves all the tweets with the conference hashtag into a PDF document. I also like the look of If This Then That for directing a set of hashtags into the cloud service Evernote.
Juilan Ridden, alias Moodleman, will be a keynote speaker at our upcoming conVerge12 conference!
His keynote presentation, ‘Migrating Offline Pedagogy into the Online Environment‘ will discuss what we have learnt from generations of face-to-face teaching and training and how to move these pedagogies and methodologies online.
In addition, Julian will be presenting a workshop on what’s coming with Moodle. See the conVerge12 draft program for more information.
Julian has more than 12 year’s experience in education and training, specifically in online learning, with a wide range of corporate clients and educational institutions as well as experience in project management, systems implementation, networking, support and training.