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The Golden Twits, Simples!

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Today, I’m left with a slightly sore head after yet another industry awards event. Difference is, this was a first of it’s kind. Brain child of The Drum, The Golden Twits are the first to recognise exceptional tweets.

There’s been a fair amount of backlash from those who believe it was a money spinner by The Drum. Whether this is true or not is secondary to the bigger story – social media is being recognised as a legitimate platform.

Whilst it was a little strange to be in a room full of people glued to their phones and still only communicating via Twitter, it was yet another opportunity to collaborate and share ideas. Even if the incentive was financial gain, the event was a success.

If you didn’t make it to the awards, you can view the recording on The Drum website. My personal highlight was being awarded a free drink for the Christmas themed jumper I was wearing. Biggest disappointment had to be the poor acceptance speech from the team that gave birth to the meercat. That should have been simples!

It also would have been nice to see a projection of the Twitter stream at the event.

Big congratulations to all the nominees and well deserved winners.


Written by sociauxanswers

November 27, 2009 at 9:09 am