I’m in Lost Wages, Nevada for the EMC World event being held at Mandalay Bay. The first night’s entertainment, the Goo Goo Dolls. 9300 attendees so far. While I’ll be writing daily about this huge show on this blog, for the first time, another technology will be used to update information more quickly: Twitter.
To follow my “tweets” or my more frequent posts, you get them at http://twitter.com/billpetro
I have written about it before, but the use of the technology continues to evolve. It is at least 3 things:
- Micro-blogging technology that allows one to write just 140 characters
- Broadcast Instant Messaging that is not just one-to-one, but one-to-many, as many chose to “follow” you
- Presence-management or status-management as it is often used to tell others where one is or what one is doing
More recently companies and professional bloggers are using Twitter to make product announcements, press releases, and references to news stories. There are technologies, for example, that sent out “tweets” (Twitter posts) to all followers after a blog article has been posted. This is true on my group of blogs. Other tools allow presentation of blog posts to social networks like Facebook.
For EMC World, there is a group of bloggers and twitterers (is that even a word yet?) who will be writing posts about the event, and their adventures in Las Vegas during the event. These can be tracked by the “tag” that is used in tweets of “#emcworld”. So, you can use a Twitter aggregator to filter all tweets with the tag “#emcworld” and see what the twittersphere is discussing. For example, a visit to http://twemes.com/emcworld will show who is talking about emcworld, including me.
Thansk for coming along,