Sunday, 11 January 2009

24 hour Twitter people (updated version)

OK, still only semi-Twitterate, even after my briefing from Sam at the Pervasive Media Studio on Friday, but things are happening...

On February 12th Bristol will be joining in what is billed as 'a global celebration of Twitter and its tweeters" - have a look at http://twitter.com/bristwestival and Bristol Twestival on Facebook for info. (I originally thought it was an anniversary celebration, but may have been misinformed, as someone else reckons the anniversary is in July). And I've now been told it's part of this, Twestival or here's the main Twestival website, which so far involves 47 cities and presumably lots of people.

It's for a good cause, charity:water, and it's a party, so what more do you need to persuade you? I assume some Twittering will be involved too... or is it Tweeting? Sam did tell me... He also explained what pervasive media was, but let's just say I'm not quite ready to answer questions on that yet. Sounds like they have fun though.

9 comments:

Dan Martin said...

Thankyou for your support Kerry. It is very much appreciated.

We've had lots of interest in the event so it's set to be a fantastic party in aid of a great cause!

If anyone is interested in getting involved with the Bristol Twestival (also known as Bristwestival!) through sponsorship, raffle/auction prize donations, performing etc, please do get in touch.

Dan Martin
Organiser of the Bristol Twestival
http://twitter.com/bristwestival
http://twitter.com/dan_martin
bristwestival@googlemail.com

now said...

Hi Kerry, it was good to meet you on Friday. I'm glad there are ministers giving these communication technologies like Blogging & Twitter a go!

Just to fill in on 'any questions about the PM studio'. It's a working studio sponsored by the Watershed, HP Labs & many other bodies, it was opened by Alistair Darling early last year. The space allows companies/people to have a base for exploring new technologies in a fantastic environment with lots and lots of like-minded people.

Thought Den have been there a year now, and we've had time and budget to explore our profitable projects, like Happy Packages & talk with other companies who are interested in new technologies like, BBC, @ Bristol, Jack Daniels...

Thanks for taking the time to visit, it was lovely to chat and I hope the dinner party was rather fabulous!

Dan Course : http://www.thoughtden.co.uk

now said...

Hi Kerry, thanks for coming to visit on Friday, it's nice to see Ministers using these communication technologies like Blogging & Twitter.

Just to fill you in on any 'questions about the PM studio'. It's a working studio sponsored by the Watershed, HP Labs & many other bodies, it was opened by Alistair Darling early last year. The studio is a space for residents to explore new technologies, whether through art or work, with the angle for looking at potential future business.

Thought Den have been there a year now, and we've worked predominately on Happy Packages & gaining vast-amounts of knowledge for ourselves & the Studio. The space acts as a hub to attract companies interested in the technologies to come and chat with us, for example, BBC (London&Bristol&Scotland), @Bristol, Jack Daniels....

It was lovely meeting you and I hope you dinner party was rather fabulous!

Dan Course : http://www.thoughtden.co.uk

The Bristol Blogger said...

I'm really glad to hear they're having fun.

I also see they're funded by the SWRDA ie. Us.

In a recession hasn't the government got more urgent priorities than funding people to have fun with mobile phones?

The money they're using is just the kind of public money that should be being used for proper wealth creation.

That's about supporting things which create real tangible value ie. products from manufacturing.

Kerry said...

So you don't think technology and innovation and the creative/ media sector have anything to offer the Bristol economy?

Nigel Legg said...

The Pervasive Media Studio, supported by Watershed, HP Labs, and the SWRDA, provides a space for the development of new ideas - an area for innovation to flourish. Without both Public and Private sector money being invested, the innovations being developed into businesses would not be adding to the prosperity and dynamism of Bristol. Though not a member, I believe that the PM Studio is a vital part of a thriving research and development sector in Bristol, which will lead to who knows what novel products and services in the future.

mjr said...

If Twitter can spend $15m to buy little-know search engine Summize, then how many wells are they buying the twestival? If none, the twestival shouldn't promote twitter - it should be a general microblogger festival instead.

now said...

"The money they're using is just the kind of public money that should be being used for proper wealth creation. "

-- Did you miss reading the word profitable from the post while you were busy trying to get peoples' backs up?

Kerry said...

I think that one's meant for you, Blogger. Although I'm not quite sure what it means.