Bonus Material: The Year of Twitter at Frankfurt

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotkatwitter

I don’t tweet as often as I should. But I do often feel compelled to tweet when I attend conferences. The instant feedback on a speaker’s presentation can be just as interesting as what’s being said at the front of the room. Or, if you’re not present at an event, by following a stream of tweets you can almost feel as if you’re there — it’s like being in two places at once, if you will.

The Frankfurt Book Fair is so big, with so much happening simultaneously, that you’re sure to miss something you wanted to see. Fear not. Twitter is a perfect medium for an event like Frankfurt, where you’ll likely be able to follow all the action from across the Messe (even if you never leave Hall 8).

I definitely expect the tweets at Frankfurt to be flying fast and furious. In fact, they’ve already started. Just search for Frankfurt Book Fair on Twitter and you can see the chatter already starting. Of course, some of it is in German -– which makes me wonder just how many languages you’ll be able to count under the #fbf09 hashtag by the end of the Fair.

And if you’ll be tweeting from the fair, don’t forget make plans to stop by the official Frankfurt Book Fair Tweetup in Hall 8.0 Stand L993, Thurs 15th Oct at 5.30. You can find more information at #fbftweetup. Oh, and during the Fair you can follow all the latest posts from our roving team of reporters on Twitter @pubperspectives.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.