This Wednesday a really important conference takes part in London, Media 140 is one of the first in a
wave of twitter/micro-blogging related conferences. Twitter has shown massive growth and has quickly become a key source of real-time news for a lot of people.
Every major news agency has an account on twitter and many breaking news stories have been sourced from twitter. The reality of the changes in journalism is well documented including the current desperate attempts to find a new revenue stream. All these things will be under discussion at media140. I will be speaking at the event discussing the future of micro-blogging and it’s future in breaking news.
The event will bring together journalists, bloggers, social media advocates and publishers to share and discuss the effects and impact of twitter and other social media tools on mainstream media.
The conference is a complete sell-out so the only way to get involved is of course twitter! You can follow the offical @media140 account plus on the day the #media140 tag will be used. You can also see pictures of the event on the offical flickr account.