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Clint Cavanaugh introduces the Twitterati to the WBUR studios during the fourth social media event, originally uploaded by WBUR.
Last evening’s social media event drew our largest crowd to date. I guesstimate about 30+ people passed through our doors. Thank you to all who braved traffic-clogged Commonwealth Avenue and those insufferable stuffed-to-busting Green Line trains. I hope you found the event justified the hassle. And I was glad to see about 12 folks at the post-session eat-and-drink. The Sunset owes me a commission. 😉
I am especially grateful to John Carroll, Adam Zand, and Dan Kennedy, all of whom helped facilitate the discussion sessions. I couldn’t be in both places at once, so sadly I missed Kennedy’s session, but I was told afterward that he helmed an engaging discussion about news strategies in a digital world. And in the session I attended, “Hype 2.0,” John and Adam did a capital job keeping the conversation snappy and provocative. John gave a salutatory antidote to the excessive cheerleading (yes, I get it, Twitter is great … it’s really, really great … *Yawn*) all too common at social media events, and Adam proved himself effective at tying together seemingly disparate threads and redirecting the conversation. All together a good mix.
I am curious to learn what you thought. How did you find the sessions?
Special thanks to the incomparable Clint Cavanaugh, who conjured these emptied after-hours warrens to life during her exuberant station tour. You could almost hear the busy fingers at the keyboards, the studio sound-checks, frenzied footfalls through hallways as news breaks….
Our next event is this month. If you have a topic suggestion or would be willing to speak or moderate a conversation, please let me know. Where is this all leading? I don’t know, but the journey has been a helluva lot of fun so far.
Thank you for participating.