Yesterday, I attended a conference that looked at the role of creativity and curation in a world influenced by the ever-changing media environment. Likeminds aimed to provide a learning experience, so that partipants could gain maximum value from the two day event and walk away better equiped to make practical decisions.
I’ve very quickly jotted down some things that I learnt. Some may be useful, some may seem random, but here they are anyway:
- Spamming the Likeminds hashtag is a silly idea.
- The gap in awareness, understanding and use of relevant tools needed to curate online content is absolutely massive amongst businesses and internet users.
- Joanne Jacobs gave businesses social media advice with exactly what they needed to hear – bluntness (is this a word?), relevance and honesty.
- There is more money in the music industry than many lead us to believe.
- Apparently, I look like Chris Carey. Three people said hello to me, thinking I was Chris.
- Staring in to someone’s eyes is uncomfortable for most people. Not all.
- Immediately after this exercise, one group attempted to stay ‘present’ with Karen Brooks, whilst the other returned to their technology.
- The #21days challenge was mentioned in the Likeminds Magazine and as part of various conversations.
- The Big Society could bring some exciting entrepreneurial opportunities.
- Andrew Dubber looks for answers, rather than just posing questions.
- Many of us dislike having ‘real conversations’ whilst consuming live media, but still participate in ‘silent online conversations’ at the same time anyway.
- Sometimes you don’t know that you know something, or even have an opinion on something, until you start talking about it in the first place. People-to-people sessions encouraged these moments.
- The people-to-people model of the previous Likeminds event was retained well, with learning built on top.
- Whether you agree or disagree with Robin Wight’s content, the man has clearly mastered his craft.
- The future is social. Well, it should be.
Those are just my quick thoughts about what I’ve learnt. A few could possibly be expanded, discussed and turned into individual posts themselves. Likeminds always seems to tackle some pretty hefty issues, but after all the post-event thinking and talking that there is bound to be…
Do you think many partipants will make decisions based on what they have learnt?
Did you share some of the same learning points as me?
Do you disagree with any of the points I have made?
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