Backchannel Side Effects – Personal Meeting Notes
So at some point during yesterday, @eingang tweeted:
… how can I quickly get a list of all my tweets from #ouconf10?
and picked up a response from @mhawksey after I suggested that the conference tweets were archived on Twapperkeeper:
@Eingang twapperkeeper can filter by user as well. Here are your tweets for #ouconf10 http://bit.ly/cuqFVn …
That is, use a URL of the form:
The numberOfResults parameter (e.g. 10, 25) is the number of tweets that will be displayed that were sent most recently (I think, in the default case?) by @twitterUsername using the hashtag #eventHashtag.
One of the things I’ve found myself using hashtags for is
blatant self-promotion annotating issues raised in conference events using links to related resources that I am either aware of, or have authored…
As with @eingang, sometimes I feel that it would be handy to be able use an archive of tweets I’ve made around a particular event as a set of crude notes for the event… and it seems that Twapperkeeper offers just that sort of service:-)
PS this also puts me in mind of several other things. Firstly, tweeting around an event generates collateral damage – if you can grab your tweets around a hashtag, you’ve got a free set of memory prompts/notes from the event. The ability to grab this feed and then repurpose it has some similarities to the way in which someone can comment on WriteToReply or JISCPress documents, and get a personal feed out of just their comments (e.g. see also Document/Comment Interlacing with Digress.it in this regard). Thirdly, and a little more tangentially, if we can ever generate a list of event related comments/tweets that contain links, they represent an ideal source for a “discovered” custom search engine.
PPS Here’s another thought… if we can anchor a tweet to a meeting discussion paper (e.g. via a URL to a particular paragraph of a particular meeting paper that has been posted to something like WriteToReply), or a tweet to the relative time of a recorded event (either video or audio), we can then annotate the original document or recording with tweeted notes (cf. Document/Comment Interlacing with Digress.it or JISC10 Conference Keynotes with Twitter Subtitle). Hmmm… there’s a thought… @mhawksey’s iTitle and uTitle are a bit like a Twitter version of Livescribe, aren’t they..?! (Which reminds me: must look at what Livescribe API offers.)
PPPS Hmmm – maybe we could flip the use of tweeted links as annotations to a document around, and instead annotate a twitter feed that links to e.g. unique paragaphs in something like WriteToReply with those paragraphs. For an early corollary to this, see Pivotwitter, where I describe a recipe for how to annotate tweeted links with commentaries from people who have bookmarked those links on delicious.