It’s become routine for me to “tune in” to REBarcamps using Tweetgrid.com/irc. I set up the feed in the morning and let it run all day. I’ll check in once in a while during the day to see if anything of interest catches my eye, but what is of greater interest to me is who the major communicators and what the big topics of conversation were. I’m trying to look at signal vs noise.
I put together some Wordle-based illustrations after REBarcamp Charlotte and they were well received, but I decided to do something a bit different with the data collected for REBarcamp St. Louis. The video below was triggered by two things. First, I lost most of the morning data by accidentally closng the Tweetgrid.com/irc window, so much of the data was lost for the day. Second, so few people were sharing information and so few tweets were created that it made any valuable analysis impossible. The truth, we need better listening tools.
The Prezi used for this video can be found here: #rebcstl prezi