Happy to note that I am part of the social media ‘swat’ team at today’s commencement at Arizona State University, where president Barack Obama will speak. (Sun Devil Stadium, 7 PM Mountain Time, 63,000 people).
Now unofficially called the ‘Tweam‘ (in the tradition of making horrible words to describe anyone also using Twitter as a communication tool) about 20 of us will provide a different type of coverage from what the major networks will bring: multiple angles, twitpics and more uploaded to Flickr, perspectives and commentary on several blogs, podcasts etc. Befitting, of course Obama’s and the White House’s use of social media.
A few things to get you started:
- Twitter: the event can be tracked here, and also using our event hash tag #asugrad09
- Web video: we have a special event page http://graduation.asu.edu/live
- UStream: A separate live stream the event using from this link
- Tanner Wood: a student who’s graduating -and of course tweeting
- Tiffany Duening: also a student who’ll be tweeting from the floor of the stadium
- Podcasts: uploaded to Decision Theater’s blog
Watch how ABC15 profiled this social media blitz last night –click on the TV story, top right of page