Unconferences are really good at collecting gobs of data, like Flickr photos, Tweets, and session notes.
Following Twitter conversation is simple by subscribing to Twitter feeds from search.twitter.com, but often event hashtags are unstandardized or misspelled. It’s always nicer to be able to subscribe for a single feed than a bunch of overlapping feeds. Additionally, there is often duplicate content.
There are also Flickr pictures involved, and it would be nice to be able to get get all of the updates from drop.io, Flickr, and Twitter in one feed, so that one can see how the event is progressing in real time.
So I did just that.
This Yahoo! Pipe for WhereCamp PDX grabs FlickrPhotos, the Google Map Location, drop.io session note updates, and Twitter Feeds.
An image of the Pipe’s Construction is here.
One of the great things about WhereCamp PDX is that you can E-mail session notes, pictures and other resources to a drop.io box. To do this, simply send an E-mail email@example.com. You can see the drop.io inbox for session content here.
Amber Case is a Cyborg Anthropologist and Social Media Consultant from Portland, Oreogn. You can follow her online at @caseorganic.