When people attend a conference, I find that they often fall into one of two categories.
Those that take deep notes, and try to gather all of the knowledge that they can.
Those that live tweet throughout the event, sharing as much as possible.
Both are great, for sure! They’re different goals and they bring different value, and both can be powerful. Plus, some people are able to mix both, but I see most people falling primarily into one group or the other.
Notes –> Tweets
For me, I fall more into the first group (notes), but always want to do better at sharing what I learn. Really, finding a better balance could likely enhance what I get out of them.
My challenge is that my notes are rather robust, and nothing easily tweetable jumps out at me. The solution would be to work through a better level of progressive summarization and share the end results of whatever bit of knowledge I just gained.
If nothing else, I find it an interesting thing to consider as you head out to your next conference. Will you be focused on notes and learning for yourself, focused on tweets for others, or will you try to find the magic space between both of them?
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