For those interested in the ways tech innovations can bring interaction and dialogue into the meeting environment, a new blog called Interactive Meeting Technology casts a wide net over the subject, with postings from a European-based blogger with a background in networking technology.
Recent musing have covered the mass collaboration possible through Google Wave, how to handle smart phones at meetings (“Are your events haunted by the BlackBerry prayer?”), what meetings professionals can learn from “flash mobs,” and, of course,(“Is it easy to join your event social network, or is it like climbing a mountain?”).
The author, Samuel J. Smith, an American expat who blogs from Lausanne, Switzerland, was a member of the 2008-2009 board of directors for the Meeting Support Institute and a formermanager for SpotMe, the hand-held networking device for meetings. He’s been posting since July. Quirk Alert: Smith has a penchant for posting photos of two-inch-high plastic Lego people in his blog posts.