My favorite panels from #140conf in Los Angeles, Day One:
Public Policy & Law
Most useful and thought-provoking panel so far (yes, even more than Google Wave!). Panelists included @bretttrout, @glennm @adriandayton. A few things they pointed out:
- Tweets live forever, and everyone can see them. This implies abandoning your claim to your content.
- For that reason, it will be difficult to claim copyright in a single Tweet.
- Who owns what you post online? You, the site, your followers? A little bit of "yes" to each.
- Technically, reTweeting isn't "fair use" (because you're lifting 100%) and is illegal. Zounds!
- Employers should let employees use social media due to legal risk (underground complaining) & business risk (victories go unnoticed)
- "This is the golden age to merge Silicon Valley values with editorial values" @hirshberg
- "Our job is to curate the audience" @hirshberg
- One difference today is that news organizations actually listen. @jonkleincnn
- "We can't be everywhere, but you can"--@jonkleincnn on crowdsourced media
- The phrase "golden age" is being thrown around a lot at this panel, indicating a rather optimistic view of the future of news, I believe.
- "The idea that there *was* a golden age when we always got it [journalism] right is a myth" @ariannahuff
- "The truth is not always to be found by splitting the diffrnce. Sometms, the truth is solidly on 1 side or the other" @ariannahuff
Also really enjoyed hearing David Saranga giving his case study on using Twitter to hold a press conference for the Israeli Consulate. I snapped this pic when he said, "People think that working at the Israeli consulate is boring" while showing how he used Twitter to get a Maxim shoot:
Also, Jeffrey Hayzlett's presentation on how they used Twitter to crowdsource a new product name. And hey, finally got to hook up with Bryan Person, talk Social Media Breakfast and grab lunch (had to stop by the Chinese Theater on the way, of course!
Also love that there is a sponsored cupcake station: