Backchannel panel

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Jay Rosen offers some interesting advice about organizing a panel in the age of Twitter: “How the Backchannel Has Changed the Game for Conference Panelists”.

I’m thinking about organizing a session for the AAPA meetings next year, in a way that would be significantly more interactive than the usual series of stand-and-talks. I’ll be interested to see this year how many people are posting their reactions to talks using the “backchannel.”

(via Bora Zivkovic, who has many additional thoughts with respect to ScienceOnline)

UPDATE (2010-03-25): Danah Boyd describes her own horrendous experience with a live Twitterwall showing behind her during a presentation.