Posted by dmantz7 on March 1, 2010
While creating a CoverItLive session to embed on the Kansas Discovery Education blog, in preparation for the Kansas MACE Conference, I noticed a Twitter message from @yoopertechgeek (Sara Beauchamp-Hicks Michigan State University). She was talking about her explorations of a website that provides you the ability to collect Twitter hashtag posts as well as permitting folks to SMS comments to a unique address. All compiled comments are displayed in a flash animated window. The site she was talking about is Wiffiti. Here is how Wiffiti is explained via their website:
What is Wiffiti?
Wiffiti 4 by LocaModa has been used at thousands of large-scale events (concerts, gallery openings, corporate conferences, nonprofit fundraisers, several major inauguration events, South by Southwest, and political conventions -including both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions). It is also used extensively in digital signage networks ranging from huge jumbotrons in Times Square to thousands of screens in bars, cafes, schools, entertainment centers and even churches!
We’ve used our deep understanding of user experience in digital out-of-home, web, and mobile to distill your feedback and requests for new features into this latest release.
In trying to learn how this site works in creating a screen to share I created a window using the tag #ICE2010 knowing the conference was over and the tags would be available on the web. Here is my example of Wiffiti.
If you would like to observe a Wiffiti in action visit my blog’s Cover It Live page on March 4th and 5th as it will be pulling Twitter posts using the hashtag of #MACE2010.