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laurahazardowen’s Tweets from the 2009 TOC Conference

Tutorials, Feb 9, 8:30

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laurahazardowen: at #TOC and the wireless is working now!

laurahazardowen: #TOC chris brogan. is anyone else's wireless being weird?

cmaisannes: @laurahazardowen yup, the people around me are having problems with wireless too. #toc

laurahazardowen: ok, connected to TOC Ballroom, which is open. #TOC

laurahazardowen: #TOC EVERYBODY LOVES TWITTER "there's two conversations going on in this room, even". now everyone in room will tweet this.

laurahazardowen: ooh @chrisbrogan is going on twitter! he is asking his friends a question that somebody in the audience just asked. this is awesome #TOC

laurahazardowen: How does a blog sell a book? it would also be awesome if people start arguing in here. #toc

laurahazardowen: p.s. it would be awesome if there were lots of outlets in here. i mean electrical outlets. like built into the tables. #TOC

arthursmith: @laurahazardowen yeah, my laptop has 10 minutes left here at #TOC - where are the outlets!

laurahazardowen: OMG TWITTER FAIL #TOC

laurahazardowen: i do want to see where @michaelhyatt is. i want him to raise his hand! @chrisbrogan, go back to that. #TOC

laurahazardowen: I am positive that the people who are saying there's no reason to use Twitter are not on Twitter. #TOC

laurahazardowen: it's not about the book. it's about the experience around it. #TOC

michaelhyatt: RT @laurahazardowen: it's not about the book. it's about the experience around it. #TOC So true.

johnatlarge: The new game in tech pubs as well. RT @laurahazardowen: it's not about the book. it's about the experience around it. #TOC

WritingSpirit: RT @laurahazardowen: it's not about the book. it's about the experience around it. #TOC

laurahazardowen: RT @toc #TOC wireless password is case sensitive....bookmark, not Bookmark

laurahazardowen: i want more about cool ways to use twitter, and stories--less convincing about why it is worth it #TOC

ellenfweber: RT @MichaelHyatt: RT @laurahazardowen: it's not about the book. it's about the experience around it. #TOC So true.

laurahazardowen: RT @mikecane: #TOC Amazon to announce an EXCLUSIVE eBook from Stephen King. WSJ: http://tinyurl.com/avnuca

laurahazardowen: good business model: coming off "as a genuine person sharing parts of his life in a way that comes back to revenue" @chrisbrogan #TOC

laurahazardowen: On Facebook and MySpace marketing: "If I'm using my hand to shake your hand, don't put your tongue in my mouth." @chrisbrogan #TOC

michaelhyatt: RT @laurahazardowen: On Facebook marketing: "If I'm using my hand to shake your hand, don't put your tongue in my mouth." @chrisbrogan #TOC

laurahazardowen: next time i will not drink 3 cups of coffee before a 4-hour panel. #toc

laurahazardowen: "If you're going to be everywhere, you have to answer the phone and you have to offer customer service everywhere." @chrisbrogan #TOC

laurahazardowen: so find out where your customers are, and be there. (and i'll add: genuinely get into it!) @chrisbrogan #TOC

laurahazardowen: p.s. a lot of @chrisbrogan's best soundbytes are 140 characters or less. #TOC

laurahazardowen: yay! everyone else hates how stephenie meyer spells her name, too. #toc

shermanhu: Discover where ur customers R, & B there. (Laura: genuinely get into it!) @chrisbrogan #TOC (via @laurahazardowen)

laurahazardowen: "I want the paper book, I want a web version, I want an audio version, and I want a way to self-sync that." @chrisbrogan #TOC

BookNet_Canada: RT @laurahazardowen: "wants the paper book, wants a web version, wants an audio version, and a way to self-sync that." @chrisbrogan #TOC

laurahazardowen: you're not going to lose MORE $$, says @chrisbrogan, by equipping people to use your material. don't think of it as losing. #TOC

laurahazardowen: "Why do what other publishers are doing? Why not rip off people in other verticals? Can you adapt it to what you're doing?" chrisbrogan #TOC

shermanhu: it's not about the book. it's about the experience around it. #TOC (via @laurahazardowen)

laurahazardowen: "Moving $$ in an easy way to something that needs doing. Hey, that doesn't sound like a bad idea for publishers!" @chrisbrogan #TOC

laurahazardowen: we are looking at @chrisbrogan's google reader!! he has tags like "interesting" and searches for himself as an RSS feed #TOC

laurahazardowen: put your slush pile online! @chrisbrogan #TOC

hsanderson: RT @laurahazardowen: put your slush pile online! @chrisbrogan #TOC

laurahazardowen: "I'm not totally sold on Facebook. Facebook is leaning toward the ghetto-y." @chrisbrogan #TOC

Tutorials, Feb 9, 1:30

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laurahazardowen: fave takeaway from @chrisbrogan: twitter may be the best tool for building genuine, actual relationships w customers #TOC

laurahazardowen: next to me at toc this morning: an alpaca farmer who wants to get into social media. (alpacas are these: http://tinyurl.com/g3jdq) #TOC

Morning Break, Feb 10, 10:17

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laurahazardowen: just posted: ten takeaways from @chrisbrogan's blogging and social media tutorial http://tinyurl.com/bzbcvy #TOC

Sessions, Feb 10, 2:30

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laurahazardowen: at smart women read ebooks #TOC

Afternoon Break, Feb 10, 3:15

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laurahazardowen: wireless issues resolved! on twitter again AND using tweetdeck. exciting. #TOC

laurahazardowen: about to hear what google would do with publishing. my guess is that they would do something awesome with it. i will let you know. #TOC

laurahazardowen: and the music in here makes me feel as if i am in an episode of grey's anatomy. #TOC

Jeff Jarvis Keynote, Feb 10, 4:03

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laurahazardowen: there is an espresso here? i want to see it. where? #TOC

laurahazardowen: Do what you do best, and link to the rest. Jeff Jarvis #TOC

laurahazardowen: think i can write a blog post on jeff jarvis keynote later just using my twitter notes? want to help me? #TOC

laurahazardowen: your customer are your ad agency. jj #TOC

laurahazardowen: the problem with book publishing: atoms are a drag jj #TOC

laurahazardowen: New Google products are released in beta--that's a form of transparency. #TOC

laurahazardowen: everyone here loves the flip camera. #TOC

laurahazardowen: maybe half the room is using twitter based on raised hands? #TOC

Sarah Lloyd Keynote, Feb 10, 4:21

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laurahazardowen: In a linked economy, all you need is one copy, and the links to it create value. No links, no value. #TOC

laurahazardowen: LOVE idea of Google Real Estate, since I think ppl should be able to comment directly on sketchy craigslist apt. posts #TOC

pablod: RT @laurahazardowen LOVE idea of Google Real Estate, I think ppl should be able to comment directly on sketchy craigslist apt. posts #TOC

laurahazardowen: i want to hear more about what pan macmillan is actually doing now and plans to do in the future. #TOC

Jason Epstein Keynote, Feb 10, 5:29

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laurahazardowen: RT @thewritermama: One of the best speakers at TOC so far! Thanks, Jason Fried!!! #TOC yes, he rocked.

Sessions, Feb 11, 11:50

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laurahazardowen: This afternoon at TOC I'm tweeting with a plan: Each Tweet should make sense to someone who's not at the conference or in the panel. #TOC

robotech_master: @laurahazardowen Good luck with that. #toc

laurahazardowen: the reason for my personal twitter challenge this afternoon (all tweets make sense individually) is this post: http://bit.ly/Tpg7 #TOC

laurahazardowen: sarah weinmann (@sarahw) says on her blog, where are all the women at #TOC? http://bit.ly/sWlY

Sessions, Feb 11, 2:00

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laurahazardowen: We need to pin down what's NEWSnews, and what's not. (The Future of News) #TOC

laurahazardowen: Future of news: No more foreign correspondents. Citizens caught up in something or journalists living there take over. #TOC

Sessions, Feb 11, 2:50

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laurahazardowen: Jeff Jarvis: AP is dangerous bc it doesn't link back to original. BTW, HuffPo doesn't in its Google Reader feed either. Fix this. #TOC

laurahazardowen: resources used for chelsea green site: 1 year 1 full-time employee, 3 mos of 2 full-time employees, no online advertising budget #TOC

Sessions, Feb 11, 3:40

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laurahazardowen: panel on young people is being run by two real young people. yay! #TOC

laurahazardowen: ok obviously teens are the next generation of consumers. now let's dive in. #TOC

laurahazardowen: teens jump from product to product, learning each quickly. they don't buy adobe photoshop, make it a "life event," take a class. #TOC

laurahazardowen: "Patricia" sees herself as apprentice to "Venomous Emma" learning Photoshop techniques. Return of craft mentality. #TOC

laurahazardowen: Researchers saw a lot of mentorship among the teens. They also ask each other for critiques of their work. #TOC

laurahazardowen: Teens use super-niche sites (like "Silverfish Longboarding" discussion board) as social media hubs, not just Facebook. #TOC

laurahazardowen: Teens surveyed consistently using older, crappier versions of software and making do with it. #TOC

laurahazardowen: Teens create transient, throwaway media. They don't save it forever. Researchers couldn't always get their original files. #TOC

Chris Baty Plenary, Feb 11, 5:07

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laurahazardowen: I hope the spoiler isn't about Lost. #TOC

Nina Paley Plenary, Feb 11, 5:34

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laurahazardowen: Nobody here is scared of the Internet, though. Right? #TOC

laurahazardowen: If you are on the left side of the room, what is that whooshing sound? Is it wind or elevators or what? #TOC

Springbaby31: #toc @laurahazardowen We on the left side of the room are wonder'g the same thing!. think they're rolling around tables

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

laurahazardowen: Outsource distribution to your audience! Love it. #TOC

Post-Conference, Feb 11, 6:00

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laurahazardowen: I'm writing a feature article about Twitter for March PT. If you want to contribute or talk about your experience at #TOC, please DM me!

DavidDurand: @laurahazardowen Sure. #toc was basically my first real twitter experience, and was pretty eye opening.