Live blog: 1pound40 conference

November 11, 2009

twitterWelcome to our live coverage of the 1pound40 conference, a joint endeavour by Reuters and the Amplified network which brings together users of Twitter to discuss the idea that social media has evolved to the point that it can help solve real world problems.

Attendees will also be discussing whether the power of Twitter can be harnessed to improve the news and help re-engage a jaded electorate with the political process.

You can read more details about the conference and who is attending on our original blog post. We will be bringing you minute-by-minute highlights from the discussion (including video, audio and pictures) on the potential for social media. But you don’t have to be there to contribute — leave a comment on the blog below if you have something you want to say. To track the conversation about the event then follow the 1pound40 hashtag on Twitter.

You can also check out this Twitter list set up by delegates and contributors or follow an unmoderated stream of this on a second live blog on the right hand side of this page. Finally, you can also follow a visualisation of proceedings in this ‘conversation cloud’.

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Social Media enhances community communication but there is one thing to overcome – the fact that your Twitter comments are not in someone’s face, they’re just posted in cyberspace. If Twitter (and social media in general) want to make some real impact, then it has to move offline and reach out to those who don’t have the advantage of a modern telecommunications network that provides non-stop connectivity. Just thinking and Twittering about making a difference is one thing – getting out into the field (without your iPhone) is another thing.

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