Survive the Backchannel


Jay Rosen has a killer post on how you can survive the “Backchannel” if you’re a conference speaker.  What does that mean?  Well, we live in the age of Twitter and hand-held mini-computers (iPhones, Blackberries, etc).  This means that if you are giving a talk at a conference, you’re audience is 1-part listening, and 1-part tweeting about what you’re talking about.  And if they don’t like it, they’re MORE likely to tweet about it. (Sadly the internet brings out the “bitchy” side of many people’s personalities.)

Whether you like it or not, that’s just the way it is.  So, what do you do about it?  Jay Rosen has created a list of 10 things you can do to make sure you can keep your head above water.

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