I will be live blogging from Media140, the first Real Time News / Twitter conference, it all kicks off from 1400hrs on 20th May. The live blog page can be found here, or you can follow me on the .net magazine event Twitter account (link coming soon).The official site for Media140 can be found at www.media140.com or follow via Twitter or the HashTag (#media140)
“Discuss and debate the future of realtime news”The event will bring together journalists, bloggers, social media advocates and publishers to share and discuss the effects and impact of twitter and other social media tools on mainstream media.It will feature a mixture of case studies and quickfire panel discussions from an eclectic mix of journalists, bloggers, commentators and technologists from The Times, Guardian, Reuters, BBC, Sky News, Journalism.co.uk and Frontline Club.Some of the topics for the event will include: - is microblogging and twitter really a news ‘game changer’? - how will microblogging change traditional local news sourcing and distribution? - tools of the trade, what works and what doesn’t? - case studies on microblogging: Afganistan, US Elections, Olympics and Iraq
If this looks like it might float your boat there are still tickets available and the great news is all proceeds are going to the very excellent Mencap.I will be blogging live from the event, further details to follow.