I’ll be using Twitter for updates and reflections, using the tag #oeb2009. And of course to keep my colleagues back home informed (and make them jealous). You can use this tag in Twitter to create a backchannel of informal ideas, reflections, conversations from all tweeps at the conference. Join the conversation or just let the information flow. Like a radioshow on the background, if you ‘hear’ something interesting, just turn up the volume.
A great backchannel-tool is a ‘Twub‘. A twub is a Twitter-group organized around a hashtag. It contains a live feed with tweets, but members can also contribute media, links and RSS-feeds. Sort of a social media landscape of the conference, which you can embed in your website or blog (see below).
I’ve created a twub for the Online Educa Berlin ’09, it aggregates the tweets with the hashtags #oeb2009 and #oeb09. Please join and retweet!