Managing the Digital Dialogue
Social media can be a great communication tool — or a weapon that disrupts a meeting.
By Agatha Gilmore – SuccessfulMeetings.com
November 10, 2013
In March, a female attendee of the Python Conference (PyCon), an annual convention for the programming language, complained on Twitter about what she found to be sexually offensive comments coming from two male attendees sitting behind her in a breakout session. The incident escalated into the eventual firing of one of the male conference goers, as well as the firing of the complainant herself.
Obviously, that’s not what the organizers of PyCon had in mind when they integrated social media into the event. Today, using social media before, during, and after an event is not only encouraged, it’s expected.