Social and Information Linking Tools
A LinkedIn group is created for Hypertext 2008. This group is restricted to conference attendees and designed to extend regular conference networking, card exchange, list of delagates, etc. Click here if you want to be added to the group.
The Facebook Hypertext 2008 group has been created. To join this
Facebook group, go to the URL:
This group is open and can be used for extensive communication with and between the attendees.
Resource sharing and bookmarking
Our preferred tag for all resource sharing sites is hypertext08, however, if you find it hard to type use a brief form ht08.
Flickr is a well-known photo-sharing and tagging service. Use the tag "hypertext08" or tag "ht08" for tagging photos that you upload to Flickr.
famous collaborative bookmarking service. When you login you can
service for sharing presentations and slideshows over the web.
Slideshare supports importing presentations from PowerPoint,
OpenOffice.org Impress, and PDF files. The site implements most
Once a file is uploaded, it is visible to the public. Terms from slides can be searched via search engines. The user who uploads a presentation can choose to make the slide show available to be downloaded. Slideshare is linked with Creative Commons so various attribution licenses are supported. In addition, these presentations can be retrieved at any computer without need for USB drives or other storage devices. In other words, presentations in Slideshare can be held before a conference for the presenters use and then reviewed afterwards by guests. Like YouTube, a presentation can be viewed in the small screen or take the full screen of a monitor.
Here is the ht08 page: http://www.slideshare.net/ht08.
If you would like to share your
presentation either publicly or with certain individuals and would
like this uploaded under the ht08 account, please contact Jeff
Blogging and messaging
Twitter is a free social
networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send "updates" (or "tweets";
text-based posts, up to 140
characters long) to the Twitter web site, via the Twitter web site,
You can share Twitter postings with others that may be following you through posts to the ht08 Twitter account.
If this is the first time you have ever heard of Twitter here is an amusing and helpful tutorial: Twitter in plain English.
Twemes (it stands for Twitter plus memes) is a site that aims to solve that problem by grouping Twitter tweets according to topic.
Twemes searches Twitter for hashtags, key words marked with the #
sign that let you know what each tweet is all about. For example,
when you tell everyone on Twitter about how much you enjoyed this
Many conferences like SXSW, WWDC and TechEd use this to update followers, both attending and non-attending. Here are two articles related to twemes that you may find useful and helpful:
We remind that Hypertext 2008 has its own blog, which we hope to maintain during the conference
Viewing posts and comments on the Hypertext 2008 blog go to http://hypertext2008.blogspot.com/.
Making comments on the blog:
To subscribe to the RSS/Atom feed for Hypertext 2008 blog in your favorite RSS reader, click here.
Use the tag "ht08" or "hypertext08" to tag your blog posts about Hypertext 2008 anywhere else.
To follow a range of cultural events in Pittsburgh during JCDL 2008 and Hypertext 2008, use collaborative recommender PITTCULT.
If your time is limited, you can directly browse events available at each conference day:
However, this system can do more than just provide a list of events on a specific day. PITTCULT allows you to share the information with your friends. You can invite or recommend interesting events to your friends. It also could be your personal blog for your cultural events. Explore Pittsburgh events with friends! Register, add your friends, and communicate to organize joint visit to some of the multiple Pittsburgh events during the conference week.