Twecon: a conference of tweeters, in tweets, about anything

by Toby Manhire / 02 June, 2011
An interview with the founder of Twecon. Or a twinterview, even
Coming soon is Twecon 2011, a Twitter-based conference. Run by New Zealand blogger Matthew Dentith at his Episto blog, Twecon invites anyone with an idea and a Twitter account to contribute their “paper”, comprising up to six tweets, or a maximum of 840 characters. Full details of the event, to be held in early July, are here.

Last year’s inaugural Twecon consisted of 14 contributions, including the opening and closing addresses. You can read them all here. There was one on keas; another tackled “the hypoxic regulation of angiogenesis in endometrial carcinoma”. Then there was the paper that postulated in its opening tweet, “’Retweeting’ is just plagiarising others original ideas to improve the quality of one’s own stream at the expense of others.” Their remaining five posts were retweets.

In the spirit of the thing, I conducted an interview with Dentith (aka @HORansome) on twitter, in six tweets.

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