Friday, March 25, 2011

Over-the-top Geeky or Cool? You Decide

On the lighter side for your Friday reading...

Yesterday, I was watching the Twitter thread #eclipsecon from my desk here in Portland, Oregon. One of our teams is managing EclipseCon in Santa Clara this week and I wanted to see what the participants were discussing. Suddenly, the tweets started talking about water dripping from the ceiling in one of the breakout rooms.

I immediately used Skype to alert our onsite registration desk (in case they hadn't heard about the issue), who then radioed the closest MeetGreen team member, who had the venue building manager join her in the room, who then took care of the problem. All of this within minutes of the first tweet.

Technology and social media's benefits continue to reveal themselves.

4 comments:

Paul Salinger said...

definitely cool, and a little geeky! :-)

Jody Urquhart said...

Pretty impressive in a cool like way

Midori said...

Absolutely! Listening is one of the greatest benefits of social media...especially in a live event situation.
My favorite is when we monitor the thread for comments on our AV quality. It's like hearing and seeing the event through our attendee's ears and eyes. Lucky us!

Nancy J. (Wilson) Zavada, CMP said...

Thanks, glad to hear I am not the only one who thought it was both!