Periscope vs. Meerkat: Live Video Apps for Events

Periscope vs. Meerkat: Live Video Apps for Events

Will streaming video directly from your smartphone be the next big thing at amplified events? We review the two new apps that could hold the answer: Periscope and Meerkat.   Live video apps Periscope and Meerkat are attracting growing media attention. Much of the...
Averting Online Criticism

Averting Online Criticism

Have you been stung by the online crowd criticising your event? Are you worried about encouraging the use of social media in case you end up looking bad?   Any heated debate surrounding your event should be about the issues pertaining to the conference, not about...
Do Amplified Events Need a Quiet Area?

Do Amplified Events Need a Quiet Area?

Should amplified events include a quiet area for delegates who do not want to take part? In this post we consider attitudes towards noise and privacy at amplified events and ask whether the quiet area still has a role to play in an effective event amplification...
How to Amplify a Small Workshop

How to Amplify a Small Workshop

Small workshops can be valuable spaces for discussion, knowledge sharing and problem solving, but often pass by unnoticed by the wider community. Can event amplification help?   We have been considering how to combine online social tools and channels to get...
YouTube Live Streaming: Myths, Perks and Perils

YouTube Live Streaming: Myths, Perks and Perils

Have you considered using the free YouTube live streaming service? Got reservations? In this post, we explore the myths, perks and perils of using YouTube Live Events and how it could make live streaming more economically viable for conference organisers.   Live...
Showzee for Events

Showzee for Events

Showzee is a new visual platform to showcase your talents and interests and connect with likeminded people. But can it be a useful tool for events? In this post we review the new social media site Showzee and consider how it could be useful for events as a potential...