Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Gordon Brown conference speech online - live blogging and Twitter give an interesting perspective

Gordon Brown's Labour party conference speech was during the working day and was live streamed through the BBC website. As a result Gordon Brown's Labour party conference speech generated significant online chatter. Twitter came alive, as well as live micro-blogging and commentary through the main UK news sites.

Gordon Brown's speech live streamed through the BBC website

Being able to see live feedback and debate was interesting. The BBC, Sky News etc had live micro-blogging on their websites:

SkyNews interactive micro-blog around Gordon Brown's Labour party conference speech (click for larger image)

Twitter Search (Summize) also shows how Gordon Brown's Labour Party conference speech was being discussed on Twitter:

'Gordon Brown' Twitter noise around the Gordon Brown Labour party conference speech (click for larger image)

CNN in the US are using Twitter in live broadcasts and promoting it heavily. I think the micro-blogs online are interesting, but I wonder when British news organisations will take the next step and include live online feedback into their TV broadcasts around events like the Gordon Brown conference speech?

Think it will also be interesting to mine sentiment around the Gordon Brown Labour party conference speech to see what people liked - as I write the 'broadband for everyone' pledge seems to have gone down well with the online community........

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Key themes of the Gordon Brown speech visualised with a Wordle tag cloud

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