- A session on interaction where interaction is discouraged and/or dismissed
- A session dealing with social networking that did not allow for cross-channel seeding via tags
- A session on social networking that compared Facebook and Second Life — two completely different tools – and made judgement calls because one was not like the other.
- People attending a session on social networking who don’t like it happening and find it distracting
- A session on social networks and viral marketing where avatars sat in chairs, faced front and the presenter did not build in any time for interaction and social networking
29. March 2009 · 5 comments · Categories: My personal learning journey, Presentations, Second Life, Social networking
Had a really frustrating experience at a conference in Second Life today but am grateful for it due to the thinking it has stirred. the tag for this session? The presenter told me to ask a conference organiser. The organiser said there was no tag. Okay, some people don’t think of this stuff – but in a session on viral marketing, gotta say I expected it. The lecture progressed on interactivity and social networking and the instructor failed to engage with the text chat in a constructive way. Some people in the audience complained that the text chat was distracting them and was blocking the powerpoint on effective interaction. If you’re not laughing yet — let me explain why this is sadly funny:The session was about social networks and viral systems (no, not going to name the conference or the session or presenter, this isn’t about dissing). Because viral content spreads across channels, my first question was – what’s