#Twittergate: What are the ethics of live-tweeting at conferences?
Tweetchat on livetweeting at conferences led by @tressiemcphd. Issues covered--the nature of academia, privacy concerns, intellectual property theft. Also significant: Tressie's follow up blog post http://tressiemc.com/2012/09/30/an-idea-is-a-dangerous-thing-to-quarantine-twittergate/
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- Aiden HarrisonEvery conference and presentation I've ever attended has been for the purpose of spreading information to a vast range of people, all at once. Now, unless there...Every conference and presentation I've ever attended has been for the purpose of spreading information to a vast range of people, all at once. Now, unless there's apparently some kind of conference that has a different purpose that I'm obviously oblivious to (and what exactly would this purpose be?) then tweeting spoken content should be fine. It is re-communicating information that we as an individual have retained from hearing another person speak; which is the exact purpose of the conferences (unless, like I said, there is another different kind?) Therefore, tweeting what we've heard is not different to telling a friend, colleague or a stranger in the street about it, it's just doing so much faster and more efficiently. (Again, the purpose of holding massive groups of people together, to listen to one person at a time; i.e. Conference)more2012-10-20T09:07:16.834Z