Missing people at f2f conferences...
I just came back from a pretty big conference. Last year I almost completely missed meeting two of my favorite bloggers
f2f because I didn't know what they looked like and we hadn't set up any meetings. Luckily, SLA has that message board. This year I pretty much dragged two of my favorite
bloggers together because they kept missing each other. (I was able to find another favorite
blogger because he's in meetings with me). One thing SLA didn't have, however, is ubiquitous wireless. Even if there is wireless, how do you know that the person you're sitting next to in the lobby writes the blog you love to read? It's nice to know someone's online persona but you sometimes need real meetings
to touch base.
I'd heard of Plazes
but I'm not sure that I really got it (not affiliated). Look what happened
to Ton, Martin, and Peter. Would this have happened at SLA or maybe not since many of us didn't have the online access we needed. What would have happened if we had this turned on for CIL2005 in the lobby? Maybe you all going to IL2005 in Monterey should consider trying it.
Will I ever
update: Sorry Jill
-- I wanted to meet you, too!sla2005|plazes