HERE ARE THE RAW TWEETS: OGI Conference Tweets.doc
UPDATED GUIDE – What are your thoughts? Can you help bring it home? OGITweetBook – OverallMock-Up.doc
UPDATE AS OF 4:20 PM ET, 7/28/09: Here’s a table with times, sessions and TweetBook “authors” – Appreciate your help!
OGI TweetBook Outline.doc
What if we created an Open Government and Innovations Conference “TweetBook”?
First, BIG thanks to @pbroviak for pulling all the tweets together in a series of blog posts.
Second, the idea: there are thousands of tweets from the Open Government and Innovations (OGI) conference last week. In fact, there have been thousands of tweets from several conferences recently…and yet they end up becoming part of a tweet data dump that are not used in any meaningful way.
What if we could start a new conference trend? What if we were to do a bit of gardening with the OGI tweets and boil them down to a summary and some overarching recommendations or themes that emerged from the conference in the form of a “TweetBook.”
Have you seen this done at another conference? If so, what was the process? If not, why don’t we do something innovative?
Basically, here’s a potential outline for the project:
1. Drop all tweets into one editable document (I tried to add to both the GovLoop and PBWorks wikis, but the amount of data overwhelmed both – got suggestions?) – SEE ATTACHED WORD DOC FOR ALL TWEETS
2. Sift through the data and eliminate duplicate or irrelevant tweets.
3. Break out by speaker and/or session.
4. Extract links to serve as a resource list.
5. Pull into a slick, colorful format and convert to PDF that we can produce as an ebook (Scribd, Calameo, etc.), sharing the highlights of the event with some key recommendations for action.
I’d say it should be no more than 10-20 pages tops and include some graphics (like screen shots of some of the best tweets). Also, we should fast track it, pushing to get it done by the end of this week. If we put a short deadline on it, we’ll work to finish it with greater intensity…and it will seem more like a real-time summary of the event. If we get the process down with this conference, we can streamline even more for, say, the upcoming Gov 2.0 Expo and Summit in September.
What do you think? Anyone up for it?