On the first day of European communication conference, over half-thousand tweets hashtagged #ecrea2014 poured out from Lisbon. Yesterday’s most prolific tweeter: Dr. Vilma Luoma-aho (@vilmaluo) with a total of 30 messages chronicling the conference’s proceedings. With a total of 26 forwards, most retweeted ECREA-goer was Dr. Alex Bruns (@snurb_dot_info) by virtue of dutifully live-blogging from the event and promoting the blog through Twitter.
Most retweeted message without an outgoing link was Bente Kalsnes’ (@benteka) quoting of yesterday’s second keynote speaker, Dr. Tristan Mattelart: “web has been described as a tool of empowerment – magic instrument for escaping mainstream media”. Yet Mattelart was left behind in total mentions by first keynote speaker, Dr. Natalie Fenton, who was mentioned some sixty-odd times as opposed to Mattelart’s thirty-three.
As a whole, the conference tweet-stream gushed along familiar lines:
Most of yesterday’s haul consists of appreciative mentions and truncated briefings of session topics:
Despite the academic framework, situational comedy was not lost on conference guests: