Sunday, May 4, 2008

For those attending the DIG Conference next week...

If you are registered to attend DIG next week, we are going to try something unique as a way to communicate and organize during the conference. We have created a Twitter user called "talkdig". If you aren't familiar to Twitter, it is considered a micro-blogging technology that allows users to communicate quickly via the web, IM or text messaging. If you want to read more about the Twitter phenomenon, see this article in the WSJ. It lays out the good and bad associated with using Twitter.

So how are we going to use Twitter at DIG? The original idea was for the Q&A sessions with our speakers. Beyond that, you can decide how you want to use it. Looking to quickly organize some attendees to discuss analytics or data architecture? Use Twitter. How about a group to head down to the strip to take in some of the Vegas night life? Use Twitter. The point being don't let us hold you back from taking advantage of one of the new ways social technologies are changing the way we work together.

So if you are interested, you should signup now and start following! It's free and only takes a few minutes. Once setup, simply send a message to twitter with "follow talkdig" and you will be part of the group. Messages will be tracked both on the twitter site and the talkdig blog.

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