We want to create a social media buzz at the 11th Southern African Online Information Meeting, and need your help as a social reporting volunteer.
Social reporting is the use of social media to report collectively and live from events in various forms. For instance, you can report via a live Twitter stream (#SAOIM), write a blog post about a session, and include short interviews in video, podcasts or written format. Social reporting brings a vibrant energy to an event and enables the more active engagement of participants themselves. It also allow people who cannot be at the event to have at the minimum a “line of sight” to the event and possible even a way to interact with people at the event by commenting on material produced from the event.
Social Reporting at the conference will be a collaborative endeavour of a team of volunteers. Any delegate is welcome to apply to become a volunteer – there are 15 spaces available. Just forward your details to Elmi Bester with a short overview of why you would like to be part of this team. Prior social media experience is a bonus, but not a pre-requisite. Social reporters will bring their own laptop/tablet/smart phone, camera or video camera. Wireless connectivity will be available at the venue.
We will be hosting a Social Reporter coaching session on 23 May 2012 at the CSIR Knowledge Commons in Pretoria.
Click here to read more about the purpose and arrangements for Social Reporting at the conference.