Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Tweeting at ECCB12

I've just come back from ECCB12, and as I'm finding with most conferences now, one of the most rewarding aspects came about through twitter.

For those of you who haven't come across this, the aim is basically for a bunch of people to micro-blog a conference on twitter i.e. making comments in real time as the talks go on.  It turns into a secret conversation happening continually over the conference, about the conference.

And its really great for meeting people.
ECCB12 Tweeters meet up at lunch

Being a Bioinformatician I like to sum things up in nice easy to read stats and graphs.  So I thought I'd do that.

588 Tweets were sent over the 3 days with the tag #ECCB12 (According to what I could download from Topsy). A further 17 tweets were sent with the wrong tag #ECCB2012

This word cloud was made using the tweets sent.  Data seems to have figured quite highly!

Might do some more analysis in a bit.  But this'll have to do for now.