This question has been bugging me since the PRSA Conference. I followed many people as they live blogged/twittered. Of course, I was thankful for their efforts because I experienced the event from my computer in Dallas. But what about the people that paid exorbitant (to me) amounts of money to go to this conference and others similar? Do they feel cheated? Does anyone ask the presenter if it is OK to live blog/twitter? May presentation materials be shared online?
Yes, no matter what the tool, the information will be spread. In this case, I am a black/white person wanting to know the limits of my Treo powers. When does conference blogging/twittering cross the line? Or not? I am eager to hear your take…Specifically, those who I have followed live this past month: Kami Huyse, Geoff Livingston, Connie Reece, Chris Heuer and Josh Hallett.
Beth Kanter is pro-live blogging and explains her posting methodology. "First of all, live blogging takes a certain chutzpah and fearlessness. At last year’s blogher, someone said that live bloggers need to carry around a hip flask in their tool box! So, you have to not be afraid of making mistakes … publically …."