Twitter 140conf by Jeff Pulver was wonderful!
It took place one sunny day at Afeka Collage in Israel and was super interesting!
People from all over Israel and also worldwide, came to share, to hear and to participate at the event, that was dedicate to Twitter and to entrepreneurship.
The Twitter 140conf by Jeff Pulver was founded and created by Jeff, who is an entrepreneur specializing in social media, Internet telephony and video. Jeff gives an opportunity to individuals promoting their development and expose their ideas and inventions.
Here are some of the best moments that happened during the Twitter 140conf by Jeff Pulver, brought by by:
- Jeff Pulver: During Haiti earthquake I retweeted USAirForce pls let Doctors w/o Borders land their plane. They replied to me saying “we’re on it.” Next thing I knew the Air Force was following me. What do you do when the Air Force is following you? Pretty soon I was DM’ing with the Pentagon. (hat tip: @eliesheva)
- Yoni Bloch (a top Israeli musician): I had a video get 200,000 hits on YouTube. My label, the biggest music label in Israel, told them to take it down. They said “We’ll show YouTube.” You know what YouTube said? “OK.” I had to explain to my manager that we wanted this on YouTube.
- Yosi Taguri: We have a friend who went to a restaurant taking pictures with his iPad. The owner was sure he was a food critic. He got his whole meal for free.
- Yosi Taguri: When we started we hoped people would send us free food. We found out there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But there are free dinners.
- Guy Zohar: There was a video of an accident in New York. Our competitors aired it. I first posted to Twitter. Was told it was a movie stunt. So I reported the full story.
- Guy Zohar: There was an ad in the paper recruiting women for the Women’s Flotilla. Others newscasters treated it as real. I called the number, was answering machine that didn’t return. Called the Secret Service, they said it wasn’t real. Posted to Facebook. A colleague said they placed it for casino online a joke segment. Again, I got the story, just because I used Social Media network.
Gali Ross: Recent vacation. We got in the car. Opened iPhone. Started driving. About 2 hours before wanting to stop we started looking up B2Bs or restaurants or whatever. 12 day trip, no planning whatsoever.
Best Lessons / Analyses:
- Benji Lovitt: Make ppl laugh, esp when they really need the relief, they’ll help promote u when u need
- Boaz Cohen: 20 years ago many people had illegal cable connections. Now most people have paid subscriptions. Same will happen with music. [Jeff Pulver disagreed: I think once things are free, people get used to it and there”s no turning back.]
- Efrat Kotler: Diplomacy’s 1st phase: Govt 2 govt. 2nd: Ppl 2 ppl. 3rd: Gov & ppl working 2gether. [It”s the same w/ companies.]
- Dror Ceder: [Implied lesson from blooper reel] when you’re doing a live broadcast, wear a belt
- Dror Ceder: We’re moving from the anonymous web to the identity web.
- Jeff Pulver: If Facebook realized that they’re Facebook & stopped trying to be something else they’d be so much better
Best Sessions & Speakers:
- IDF New Media Desk head Lt. Aliza Landes and MediAnd co-founder Shalev Hulio were fantastic describing how people contacted the Israel Defense Forces through their Twitter account to help save people trapped during the earthquake in Haiti
- Yosi Taguri & Lior Zoref were very entertaining on both of their panels
- Nice magic show by Lior Manor
- Twitter comedy by Benji Lovitt and Charley Warady
- Dror Ceder from Wibiya was entertaining
- Social Media for Social Good: Excellent and touching session with Charlie Kalech, Liane Thompson, Paula Stern, Ronen Raz, and Yotam Troim
- Jacob Ner David at Twitter 140conf by Jeff Pulver: Everybody who agrees raise your hand [A few hands]. Everybody who disagrees raise your hand [A few hands]. Everybody who isn’t paying attention raise your hand.
- Dror Ceder (trying to wake people up): Everybody who is here, raise your hand. Most of you aren’t here. Let’s try again …
- Oded Sharon and audience member:
- Oded: What game mechanics do you want see in life?
- Answer from the audience: Offer a badge to anyone who will clean my apartment
- Oded: There’s an app for that! [A chores app]
Yeah, the boring stuff that makes all the difference. Nicely done here:
- Lots of power outlets: Such a sweet sight when I’m trying to blog an all day conference
- Good wi-fi: A hundred of us Tweeting (and some people watching a live feed of the conference we were attending. I don’t know why). The WiFi held up pretty nicely
- Twitter names on the list of speakers. That’s usually my first challenge for live conference Tweeting & blogging, finding the speakers’ Twitter names. So nice to have it right there. The conference schedule was just a one pager, double-sided. And yet it had everything I needed.
- @elyondekoven: nice thing about a twitter conf is you are almost *expected* to be playing online during the lectures 😉
- @mayaub: Girl Power session at #140conf was scheduled at the exact time mothers who have to pick up their kids need to leave: ironic!
- @eliesheva at Twitter 140conf by Jeff Pulver: hearing a lot about ‘tweeter’ today – twitter, you better watch out. [I spend my life embarrassing my kids with my foreign accent for Hebrew. Jokes about their accents make me feel better. Sorry.]
Gali Ross at Twitter 140conf by Jeff Pulver:
We got in the car. Opened iPhone. Started driving. About 2 hours before wanting to stop we started looking up B2Bs or restaurants or whatever. 12 day trip, no planning whatsoever.
Photos during Twitter 140conf by Jeff Pulver taken by: Meir Pinto