Jonathan Brinley wrote:
> If my choices are (1) _optionally_ setting up an account with an
> organization I know and trust, or (2) being _required_ to create an
> account with a third party that I would rather have nothing to do
> with, I choose option 1.
I understand your concern. On the other hand, there have already been
50 people that you'll be attending the conference with that have chosen
option #2 (ok, option #1 didn't exist yet, but still).
I don't know what other social networking tools (other than Facebook)
might be planned for this conference but something that worked pretty
well for the JA-SIG conference has been to publish a recommended tag
(i.e. JASIGSpring2008) that should be used to take any photos taken on
At a recent BarCamp I attended they made heavy use of Twitter with a
specified hashtag so anyone could follow comments attendees were making
about the during the conference. That Barcamp was somewhat unique in
that at least for part of it there was a simulataneous BarCamp in South
Africa on the same topic.