Socialreporting at Shine

This weekend I’m at the Shine Unconference in London – blogging, shooting some video, and generally having a great time in conversation with social entrepreneurs and every type of innovator you might hope to meet. The photo show Alberto Nardelli explaining the UnltdWorld social network, and you can see it is a wonderfully informal environment at The Bargehouse on the South Bank.

We have an unconference blog, and we are streaming video to a qik event site here: click through the tabs at the top for the days. I’m really grateful to Mireia Fontbernat and the team at qik for guidance and support in setting up the site. It means that anyone who has signed up (free) with qik can use a Nokia S60 series phone to shoot video and have it up on the web within seconds, using either a 3g or wifi connection. If you can’t connect at the time, your phone will save the video and upload later. No editing and compression – it’s just there.

One of the most interesting conversations I had was with unconference organiser Jess Tyrrell and Tom Alcott, from the Social Network Company. They are experimenting at Shine with social network mapping, and we talked about how it could be applied more generally at events to help people make the connection they really want. Video here.

At Shine Steve Moore offered more details of the London digital festival planned for July 2 and 3. It was to be called 4Good, but will now be 2gether. I’ll be working on communications for the event, and hope we can introduce some of the social networking ideas that we discussed. I hope we’ll have a 2gether site up next week.

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  • May 12, 2008 - 11:59 am | Permalink

    Hi, just to let you know that the link to http://shine.socialreporter.net/2008/05/10/mapping-connections-at-shine/
    is not working. In fact http://www.socialreporter.net does not seem to be responding (if it exists?)

    Thanks

  • May 12, 2008 - 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Peter – there have been some connection problems with Virgin and other ISPs. We are chasing.

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  • May 12, 2008 - 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Hi David,

    attended Shine yesterday, but apparently I wasn’t able to meet you. Looking forward for future opportunities.

    Cheers

    Julius

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