I’m currently living the experience of those poor unfortunate people who couldn’t make it to the TDWG 2008 conference in Fremantle.
e-Biosphere 09 is currently underway in London. It’s a big event in the bioinformatics community, but I couldn’t justify heading across to the event given the amount of work we have on – and I’m also about to go to Malaysia in a couple of weeks for some preparation for my wedding later in the year.
Anyway, thanks to modern technology I’m following e-Bio by Twitter at the moment. At the same time, I’m also checking the forums for the event, which are a complete ghost town. It’s made me re-evaluate Twitter; I can see now that it has it’s place under specific circumstances. If I read one more “… having coffee…” style tweet… *argh*
It’s definately worth looking at the Twitter feed from the event to see what the people are Tweeting: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=ebio09. But be warned, if you’re reading this in a feed – after lunch they are about to head into LSID territory…
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