#NewTech and #SocialMedia: a recap of #SMfastfwd, 12.22.10
First, I’d like to thank guest panelists suzannecarawan and ikesingh for their expertise and insights during the 12.22 #SMfastfwd on “#NewTech and #SocialMedia”. Secondly, this is a greatly abbreviated recap; for some reason the wthashtag.com/smfastfwd transcript of this tweetchat is missing 36 minutes (12:03-12:39 pm ET). I’ve added all of the questions below so you can see what was spoken to in this session. The only reason Ike’s answer to Q4 is preserved is because it was later RTed. If you participated in this chat and favorited any of the tweets, have any points or quotes that stood out to you, or can otherwise contribute to the missing dialogue, please do so by adding to the comments below.
#SMfastfwd– Q1: Introduce yourself in 1 tweet. What do you do? Location? Favorite ice cream? just the essentials.
#SMfastfwd– Q2: How do you define #newtech? What is its relationship to #socialmedia?
#SMfastfwd– Q3: Based on your knowledge of #newtech, how are people limited in their understanding of #socialmedia applications?
#SMfastfwd– Q4: Outside of what you do on a daily basis, what #newtech developments do you find most exciting?
#SMfastfwd– Q5: How does one avoid #newtech fatigue (too much, too fast) or #newtech reticence (too little, too slow)?
TRLeVeque: One thing at a time…if it works & has value, stay with it…pass it on!
DKRex: A5 I do scavenger hunts w/ staff to expose them to new(er) library tools in hopes of keeping them excited
samallgood: One thing we do is have vols do a short pers tech demo at our monthly IT dept mtgs … fun and educational 🙂
#SMfastfwd– Q6: How do you stay informed on #newtech? Twitter profiles? Blogs? Publications?
DKRex: ppl I follw on twitter important, follow changes/updates moment by moment tracibrowne: always be watching and listening…and outside your industry…best ideas can come from somewhere unexpected and adapt
tammytilley: voracious reading, WOM by ppl I trust. Would appreciate fewer MUST READ’s tho. ;-P
susanlynncope: I read a lot and belong to @SMCBuffalo for collaboration on ideas. suzannecarawan: i read OMG & people mag to understand what mass market thinks, watch sports religiously & observe what ppl buy at stores. from that, it’s easier to identify what specifics i need to explore & which blogs, pubs, etc to read. i also think Mashable and HBR are great resources for #newtech at end of day, u can’t beat finding group of people w/ same interest but diff backgrounds w/ whom to collaborate
TRLeVeque: Mine Twitter for new ideas & ppl to follow…take the good & run with it
suzannecarawan: best practices & case studies for use of #newtech for specific purposes, e.g. support groups, help desk, fan clubs, alumni 2011 trend: seeing separation from legit ppl who have something to say from those that are just saying, think #newtech evidences how people are like-minded but diff, so 2011 about finding personal strength & giving, not competing. creeping in of using #newtech for greater security & population tracking/control. ACLU going bonkers.
DKRex: ppl finding smater friends & following them- tools that communicate w/ info source (microwave comm w./ cookbk)
tammytilley: think we’ll see some health care related stuff emerge. Not sure yet what, but the pot is starting to boil.
tammytilley: Well, for one, what #newtech is exactly (new of it, just didn’t know it had a name!) Also taking away ideas on helping ppl get into this + reaffirmation that it’s less tech more ppl focused.
samallgood: this is an energetic group!
The following comments were not in direct response to one of the eight questions presented but were too good to omit: