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The Echo Chamber, Live!

01 Nov

Of all the things I’ve been involved with, it’s the Echo Chamber thing that I get most excited about – it’s a real problem, but one that we can all help solve, and one that people really do seem to be engaging with, on both sides of the Atlantic, since we first started tweeting and writing about it.

Woodsiegirl and I will be doing various evolving versions of our Echo Chamber presentation in the coming months. It would be absolutely fantastic to see as many of you as possible at City Business Library in London, November 24th, at an SLA Europe event organised around the #echolib theme. It’s an evening kick-off so people can come after work, and we’ve managed to rope in some of the Voices for the Library people (JoBo and Bethan) to talk about their actual echo chamber escapes, so it’s going to be fantastic. Full details are on the SLA Europe blog. The ideas and feedback from the audience will be written in to the Echo Chamber Prezi, which serves as a living archive on the subject, updated and added to every time we present.

I’ve put together a slide deck to act as a brief introduction to the Echo Chamber problem. If you’d like a brief outline of what it is and why it matters, have a look below. The final slide also gives details of the other Echo Chamber Live events we have coming up. (As ever, I’m more or less incapable of putting anything together that looks good small, so full-screen is best.)

For a more comprehensive round-up of the Echo Chamber phenomenon, see the Echolib Netvibes page.

- thewikiman

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  • Ned Potter November 1, 2010 at 5:21 PM

    [New Blog Post] The Echo Chamber, Live! – via #twitoaster http://bit.ly/bVCw8o

  • Bobbi Newman November 1, 2010 at 6:21 PM

    RT @theREALwikiman: The Echo Chamber, Live! – via #twitoaster http://bit.ly/bVCw8o #echolib

  • Nicola Franklin November 1, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    Hi Ned

    In case you didn’t catch it when I tweeted it earlier, this blog http://www.unlearning101.com/fuhgetaboutit_the_art_of_/2010/11/do-you-live-in-a-detroit.html is about a similar topic to the echo chamber idea – how about this for some input from outside the echo chamber as well as output from us to the wider world :P

  • thewikiman November 1, 2010 at 6:30 PM

    Yes that’s exactly the kind of thing we’re talking about! Thanks for the link..

  • Jan Holmquist November 1, 2010 at 9:21 PM

    RT @librarianbyday: RT @theREALwikiman: The Echo Chamber, Live! – via #twitoaster http://bit.ly/bVCw8o #echolib

  • Gilly Langley November 1, 2010 at 9:52 PM

    RT @librarianbyday: RT @theREALwikiman: The Echo Chamber, Live! – via #twitoaster http://bit.ly/bVCw8o #echolib

  • johnrdolan November 1, 2010 at 9:56 PM

    @theREALwikiman great stuff thanks for the insight.

  • Ned Potter November 2, 2010 at 9:04 AM

    The Echo Chamber Live – slide-deck introducing the #echolib problem plus details of our London presentation this month http://bit.ly/bVCw8o

  • Bobbi Newman November 2, 2010 at 10:51 AM

    If you only read one blog post today make it this one RT @theREALwikiman: The Echo Chamber Live http://bit.ly/bVCw8o #echolib

  • David Green November 2, 2010 at 11:00 AM

    RT @librarianbyday: If u only read 1 blog post today make it this 1 RT @theREALwikiman: The Echo Chamber Live http://bit.ly/bVCw8o #echolib

  • Emma Davidson November 2, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    I am SO upset that I won’t be able to make this – am going to a meeting that afternoon in York and without teleportation technology there’s no way I can get back to London in time. Will be glued to Twitter (what’s the hashtag, please?) and looking out for post-presentation blog posts though…..!

  • thewikiman November 2, 2010 at 12:33 PM

    Ha, ironic that I’ll be travelling down from York that very day…

    Well as the last slide shows, there will be other opportunities to see it! And it evolves each time.

    I guess the hashtag will just be #echolib, as Woodsie and I tend to tweet stuff using that even during presentations, because we don’t want any useful stuff not to go into the twapperkeeper archive. SLA Europe have put this event together especially in order for us to do this presentation, so hopefully they won’t mind us using the generic echolib tag for it (particularly as the other talk is all echolib stuff too).

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  • Dragos Ciobanu November 4, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Totally agree with @theREALwikiman: The Echo Chamber Live http://bit.ly/bVCw8o #echolib #uoltech and happy to spread the word.Give me stuff!

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  • LCS November 9, 2010 at 8:31 PM

    The Echo Chamber Live – http://bit.ly/bVCw8o Implications for conlanging and conlangers, too? #echonlang

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