The Social Media Session Rocked
The afternoon panel session on social media for O.R. was standing-room only. Thank you to everyone who took time to attend (including resident skeptic Irv Lustig, who kept us at least somewhat grounded). Props to Tim Hopper, who didn’t flinch at being the one student on a panel loaded with extinguished faculty (and Bjarni K., the Wotan of Web 2.0). It probably didn’t hurt that Tim is as tall as the rest of us put together.
Those of us on the panel appreciated the questions and comments from the audience. Discussion continued into the coffee break after the session (and you have to be pretty interested to delay your dash to the free coffee).
The audience included Peter Horner, editor of Analytics Magazine. Chatting with Peter later, I found out that the recent change in the magazine’s URL (from analytics-magazine.com to analytics-magazine.org) may have broken some people’s RSS subscriptions to the web site, not to mention having a negative impact on their Google ranking. So if you subscribe to their RSS feed, you might want to test the feed and resubscribe if necessary. If you don’t subscribe to their web site, I invite you to check it out; if you like the content, there’s an RSS button at the lower left. Also, if you are active on social networks, please spread the word.