Meanwhile I’ve been catching up on the twitter collective of what happened at CILIP last night. The elephant in the room being if branches and groups are delivering what people want from CILIP and CILIP aren’t interested in new technologies (or even simple things like email provision to said groups and electronic payment systems) then why shouldn’t branches and groups become independent? Funding of course is an issue but there is this thing called sponsorship and much of the running ‘costs’ are already being carried by individuals on committees setting up blogs and websites as well as events that feed into the needs of members (and naughty non-members or subscribers such as I).
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Just to reiterate, if you are on Twitter, you can follow this afternoon’s discussion about the value of Twitter and other web 2.0 technology to CILIP (from 2.30 to 4.30pm GMT). Using a search engine such as Monitter or Twitterfall, plug in the search term #cilip2 to view the discussion thread, more or less as it happens.
Phil Bradley has been thoughtful enough to post his presentation on his blog for those of us who will not be attending, in body. He suggests that you will be better off viewing it on TwitterFountain where it will be tweeted live. Time to swot up quickly on what this is and how to get it to work!
I am just trying out Twitterfall now and finding it works okay, sometimes with a couple minutes of lag (on Mozilla Firefox). There is a ‘flush queue’ button at the top you can press to get new tweets if you feel there is lag.
It appears that Twitterfall is almost a replacement for the classic Twitter portal–think of it as a more customizable (you have a choice of skins, font size, etc) option than Twitter. I wonder at what stage Twitter will want to integrate more of the features that can be seen in offshoots like this?
Update: Matthew Mezey on the Update blog is live blogging this event here so please check there if you, like me, cannot seem to get TwitterFountain working.
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