A great day by my account at least (and by some others that I overheard!) was had at the WebCamp workshop on social networks held at DERI, NUI Galway yesterday.
Considering the short notice of just nine days, there was an impressive turnout of between 50 and 60 people, and as well as six talks in the morning we had some interesting “birds of a feather” discussion sessions in the afternoon.
All presentations from the day are available at SlideShare. We hope to publish some of the day’s videos to YouTube during the next week. Thanks to Conor and Uldis for their help with organising the event, and to Ina for recording the videos.
John Breslin – Introduction / overview
Conor Hayes – Topics, tags and trends in the blogosphere
Jill Freyne – Collecting community wisdom: integrating social search and social navigation
Andrew Page – The demand for search in a social network
Gabriela Avram – Where is the knowledge: reflections on social networking in corporate environments
Mark Tarbatt – Successful campaigns on the Bebo social network
Valdis Krebs – Social network analysis: 1987-2007