Lots of discussion on the Twitter and at various blogs about SWIFT, a conference social networking platform. Don’t miss these posts and the comments too:
Karen Schneider: http://freerangelibrarian.com/2008/03/21/moving-swiftly-on/
Jessamyn West: http://www.librarian.net/stax/2261/not-so-swift/
Personally, I don’t get why I would put my slides, blog posts, photos etc. anywhere but here at TTW. I also agree with Karen: I’d rather see wifi at the conferences long before a contracted, vendor-based solution for social networking. I know that the amazing folks attending CIL could have whipped up similar grass roots systems in a heartbeat. My vote will always go for the open, transparent and community-grown solution first.
And Karen made my day with this bit of insight, that’s probably happening in more corporate offices than we know: “I can see the boardroom meeting now: “2.0: ka-ching, ka-ching! It’s gonna be big, big BIG!”
Thanks for the LOL, kgs!