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CuriousTwit’s Tweets from the 2009 TOC Conference

Tutorials, Feb 9, 8:30

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CuriousTwit: Chris Brogan thinks I'm brilliant. Well, as part of a collective #toc

CuriousTwit: ChrisBrogan on overselling on social media: 'if I hold out my hand to shake your hand, don't stick your tongue down my throat' #toc

CuriousTwit: was briefly perturbed by a self-flushing toilet at #toc

shermanhu: ChrisBrogan recommends using http://www.batchblue.com/ to slice up your contact lists/social networks #toc (via @CuriousTwit)

Tutorials, Feb 9, 1:30

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CuriousTwit: after a nice lunch, prepares for more learning at #toc as Francois Gossieaux talks about Building Communities Around Content.

TOCConNow: by @CuriousTwit: after a nice lunch, prepares for more learning at #toc as Francois Gossieaux talks about Building Communities Around Con...

CuriousTwit: sees that the 'community manager' is a special and rare skillset -- it is not a job for a marginalized intern #toc

CuriousTwit: sees the 'community manager' needs a team of cross-functional, well-connected support. And needs power to be able to 'get things done' #toc

chadrem: RT @CuriousTwit the 'community manager' is a special and rare skillset -- not a job for a marginalized intern #toc ( see also @eesullivan )

CuriousTwit: sees that the 'community' should not be a tack-on to the responsibilities of a marketing department or manager #toc

memeticbrand: RT @chadrem RT @CuriousTwit the 'community manager' is a special & rare skillset -- not for a marginalized intern #toc (c also @eesullivan )

mariaduron: RT@RT @CuriousTwit the 'community manager' is a special and rare skillset -- not a job for a marginalized intern #toc

CuriousTwit: don't 'sell' a book -- 'share' and 'build' an enthusiasm around a common interest, in author or subject #toc

CuriousTwit: is slightly worried about his free cocktail. And may get aggressive if he misses it #toc

CuriousTwit: provide a good "return on attention" #toc

Dinner, Feb 9, 5:00

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CuriousTwit: has to go retro with a pen, as his battery dies at #toc

Cocktail Reception, Feb 9, 6:30

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fgossieaux: @KatMeyer @thewritermama @mariaschneider @CuriousTwit @RonHogan @betsyp @kate_eltham - thanks for attending our session at #toc

Overnight, Feb 9, 8:30

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CuriousTwit: got his free cocktail at #toc. Although it wasn't a free cocktail. Not that I'm complaining -- a free drink is a free drink. That is: good.

CuriousTwit: watches avenues bustle from the 38th floor. Two boats cross on the Hudson. Life is about choices. He has some tough ones today at #toc

Breakfast, Feb 10, 7:45

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CuriousTwit: chose a sesame seed bagel with vegetable cream cheese. And an apple danish, rather than lemon or strawberry. He is making progress at #toc

CuriousTwit: is surprised by the scale of #toc. Audience must be twice that of last year. Impressive, considering the climate.

Bob Stein Keynote, Feb 10, 8:50

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CuriousTwit: Bob Stein at #toc. Books are user-driven media, as distinct from producer driven.

CuriousTwit: @soufron bears repeating, though, as a start to train of thought... #toc

andrewspong: Some1 unpack this cncpt a little more, pls? RT @CuriousTwit: Bob Stein at #toc. Books r user-driven media, as distinct from producer driven.

CuriousTwit: @ andrewspong: in terms of interaction #toc

CuriousTwit: CuriousTwit @andrewspong: in terms of interaction #toc

CuriousTwit: #toc 'conversation that the book engenders is now part of the book itself. They are social experiences. They are a place of congregation.'

Sessions, Feb 10, 10:45

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CuriousTwit: manuscripts need to avoid only targeting traditional print delivery. Be aware of how information could render in different contexts #toc

CuriousTwit: cf Bob Stein am -- page numbering may now be problematic for rendering in different formats! #toc

Sessions, Feb 10, 11:35

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CuriousTwit: has more difficult decisions ahead of him at lunch -- soup? Prawns? How might these change the afternoon at #toc?

CuriousTwit: has more difficult choices ahead of him at lunch -- soup? Prawns? How might these change the afternoon at #toc?

Lunch, Feb 10, 12:20

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CuriousTwit: enjoys riding in the lifts/elevators here at #toc more than an adult should.

Sessions, Feb 10, 1:40

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CuriousTwit: didn't mean that sort of riding and has chosen The Rise of eBooks, with Coker, Wilkert, Hamilton, Rothman and Wilcox at #toc

CuriousTwit: 'Amazon's proprietary fixation with the Kindle could put them at a significant disadvantage; they need to learn from Apple and open up' #toc

CuriousTwit: Ross Wilcox (Eink) is predicting eBooks will be 6-8% of total market in 12-18 months. It is spurious, but he has behind scenes insight #toc

Sessions, Feb 10, 2:30

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CuriousTwit: RT @totai I love that I can be in one session and follow another at the same time! Twitter and #toc rock!

CuriousTwit: 'you want to tag deeply, but you only want to chunk what you can sell.' XML session, #toc

CuriousTwit: RT @eykd SWXML: "The more automated your process is, the more you save." #TOC

Afternoon Break, Feb 10, 3:15

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CuriousTwit: defrags his biological hard drive with tea at #toc ahead of what sounds a strong series of afternoon keynotes, starting with Jeff Jarvis.

Jason Epstein Keynote, Feb 10, 5:29

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CuriousTwit: watching a video demonstration of an espresso machine producing a book. It is kind of boringly tender #toc

CuriousTwit: RT @soufron: #toc people leaving the room with jason epstein are stupid... the guy is old and tired but what he says is of incredible value

CuriousTwit: Espresso machine in operation: http://www.ondemandbooks.com/video2.htm #toc

Breakfast, Feb 11, 7:45

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CuriousTwit: on the 38th floor, spots early traffic fog over New Jersey as caffeine scrubs his head clear for the #toc data stream.

Nick Bilton Keynote, Feb 11, 9:18

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CuriousTwit: has tweet fatigue because he feels as if his brain is being tenderly fed through an Espresso machine at #toc

Tim O'Reilly Keynote, Feb 11, 9:48

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CuriousTwit: sees a new dawn for editors as Tim OReilly speaks at #toc

Morning Break, Feb 11, 10:15

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CuriousTwit: an excellent morning of keynotes, thanks #toc

Sessions, Feb 11, 11:00

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CuriousTwit: @totai re. 'fork novels' has anyone coined the term 'ramifiction'?! #toc

CuriousTwit: just saw the new 'PlasticLogic' reading device - missed Lightning demos at #toc yesterday. Sounds like what people are asking for. Check WS.

Lunch, Feb 11, 12:35

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CuriousTwit: sees editors are community managers; community managers are editors at #toc

Sessions, Feb 11, 2:50

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CuriousTwit: likes the way Americans say 'niche' to rhyme with 'itch' rather than 'quiche' -- I say tomato... at #toc

robotech_master: @CuriousTwit Well pun of a niche. :) #toc

CuriousTwit: the kitsch niche for the home decoration market or the quiche niche for flan lovers, at #toc... I'll shut up about this now.

eykd: @CuriousTwit: Mmmm... flan. #toc

shutupmeg: (@CuriousTwit) the kitsch niche for the home decoration market or the quiche niche for flan lovers, at #toc... I'll shut up about this now.

robotech_master: @CuriousTwit Would it be a little too "nichey" to talk about looking into abysses or God being dead? #toc

CuriousTwit: @robotech_master how fast does a van gogh? #toc

Sessions, Feb 11, 3:40

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CuriousTwit: there's a resurgence of a renaissance concept of the 'apprentice' and building on existing works in creative youth, through tech #toc

CuriousTwit: their creation is about being part of an ongoing, social, stream, rather than a monolithic, discrete activity #toc

Afternoon Break, Feb 11, 4:25

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CuriousTwit: RT @toc Creative youth behave like mash up of hackers and makers (the good kind of hackers) #TOC

Chris Baty Plenary, Feb 11, 5:07

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CuriousTwit: RT @doctorow: Every writing class I teach is full of great writers who figured out work discipline through NaNoWriMo #toc

Nina Paley Plenary, Feb 11, 5:34

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CuriousTwit: @laurahazardowen it is the wind of change, laura, the wind of change... #toc

Post-Conference, Feb 11, 6:00

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CuriousTwit: has been posting fallible notes from #toc here http://bit.ly/726yL in case they are useful for anyone.

CuriousTwit: listens to gales screech on the 38th floor, and bids farewell to NY and #toc. As the Hudson churns, he thinks about his flight this evening.