Using Twitter at a conference

I am finding an interesting use for Twitter at a conference. Normally I would be taking notes during the sessions. Instead, I am just tweeting the interesting points. Then, back in my room, I can pull up all my tweets for the day, and POOF – there are my notes for the day.

I think I may write a OneNote add-in to import my tweets to save them as my notes šŸ™‚


I have been working in the world of technology for 25-odd years. I am an entrepreneur and consultant, focused on software solutions, social networking, and innovation processes. Currently, I am a Principal Consultant with T4G Limited, specializing in Portal Technologies (including SharePoint), software/systems development, service oriented architectures, and many other things which I will probably not remember until I need to use them. Prior to that, I was VP of Technology at Whitehill Technologies, Inc., where I spent almost 9 years helping to grow the company from a start-up to one of the most successful private software companies in Canada. Prior to that I worked on internet conferencing using early VoIP, and on large military communications projects. Before even that, I worked in satellite control, and remote sensing. Going way back to university, my focus was on theoretical physics and astrophysics. Currently my interests revolve around most aspects of software development, from technologies to management, and in the area of defining sustainable, repeatable processes for innovation within technology organizations. I also have a particular interest in Tablet PC technologies ā€“ I have been using one for several years, and I love it. On the personal side, I still have a strong interest in all aspects of science, especially physical sciences, as well as philosophy and comparative religion. In addition, I am into music, playing guitar (badly, I am sorry to say), and reading almost anything I can lay my hands on. I am also a member of the IEEE/IEEE Computer Society, and of the Association for Computing Machinery.

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3 comments on “Using Twitter at a conference
  1. someone says:

    I always thought the whole twitter thing was extremely dumb by the way.

    • Fred says:

      I have been on the fence about twitter since the beginning. I started with Twitter early on, when it was still in Alpha. Used it for a few weks, thought it was stupid, and stopped. Tried it again a few months later. Still thought it was silly and stopped.

      Finally have started using it consistantly, but still not convinced it is not silly šŸ™‚

      It kind of reminds me of standing on a street corner talking to myself lol.

      The conference thing is the first time I have really seen it as useful – watching what sessions people see as useful, coordinating with people I know as to what is going on. The note-taking thing was just a random idea – if I am tweeting anyway, then why not use the tweets as my notes, then I am not trying to type things in two places at once.

  2. someone says:

    So how is it different than just taking notes in a word document?

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