Wherein the 'back channel' bites back.
Note for the unintwitiated: Twitter tweets are typically read from the bottom up, in chronological order.
OK, so this post is about the potential downsides of the 'back channel' at a conference. If the recent eduWeb conference was a back channel success, I'm predicting a few back channel failures, but not necessarily at the HighEdWeb conference.
Social media can obviously get vicious, but personally, I'm hoping that most people have a little more class than to post snarky comments right in front of me.
I will be presenting at HighEdWeb 2008, and yes, there will be lolcats. Putting Twitter up on the screen while I present... not as likely. Will I go back and review all the tweets that happen during my presentation? You bet I will.