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Lurking

I was exceptionally lucky to pop my conference speaking cherry at the WTF Media Conference last year.  I speak at lot at Universities, but haven’t actually done the formal thing before.  What a (terrifying) jol.  Held at Cape Tech’s Belville Campus, the conference aims to give the largely student audience a view on what’s happening out there in the wild and wired world of (mostly) new media.  The theme: A Smarter World.

The line up was fab and styled in the short-form TED-type format.  10 minutes to make your point before the next guy got the mike. So the intimidation factor was pretty high.  But kind folk like the seriously fab Melissa Attree calmed my thundering heart and made me laugh out loud.  Lots. And thank the gods, I didn’t have to go after Mike Sharman, aka The Sharmanator. And I only swore twice (sorry mom).

I’d been asked to speak largely because my twitter profile says “blogger, writer, lurker”.  And the organizers were intrigued about the “lurker” bit.  I absolutely love the word ‘lurker’.  I’ve lurked my whole life.  And the interwebs is the finest thing for a good lurk ever to be invented. Continue reading ‘Lurking’


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