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Social Reporting IGF2010 - Vilnius, Lithuania

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The Internet Governance Forum isnʼt just taking place inside this conference centre:
itʼs also taking place across the world and across the Internet through remote
participation and through informal social media networks. During the 2009 IGF in
Sharm El Sheikh over 5000 Twitter messages were sent, 100s of blog posts were written,
and many video clips were recorded and published online.

This year, many people will be using social media to follow and report on IGF. The main
objective of our efforts is to widen participation from ACP countries. Here are three ways
weʼre exploring the use of social media at IGF 2010. We invite you to join in and help
us explore how social media adds to the IGF experience.

Using tools like TweetDeck ( on a mobile phone, and our social
media aggregator at weʼre tracking social media
conversations about IGF sessions and issues. You can use Twitter search to see what
other people in your session might be saying, or to find out how a key issue is being
discussed outside the conference centre.

2) Sharing: Twitter, blogging Tag-it
and video clips Tagging the content you share helps viewers to
Many social reporters at IGF10 will be make sense of what it is about. Most social
using Twitter to share short updates media tools have a tagging option, or you can
on sessions or to engage in use hash-tags which simply involve including
discussions about topics of interest. #tagname in your message.
You can sign up to Twitter in minutes
at use it from For example, if you are sending a tweet about
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your laptop or mobile phone. Workshop 69 you would include ʻ#igf10 #ws69ʼ
in your message to share that your message is
The about the IGF, and about Workshop 69.
website provides space for anyone to
blog longer reflections on Internet Anyone searching Twitter could then search for
governance issues. Social reporters ʻ#igf10 #ws69ʼ to find more messages about
can also record short video clips and that specific workshop.
interviews to communicate to a wider
audience about key IGF topics. Suggested tags for each workshop can be
found at http://
3) Connecting & discussing
Weʼre exploring how social media can
be part of the IGF conversation. Are
you able to join the conversation by
replying to Twitter messages, posting
comments on social media content, or reading what others have said and bringing their
ideas into the face-to-face discussions in Vilnius?
Suggested tag patterns: Workshops: #ws + Workshop Number (e.g. #ws120); Regional Networks: #rn +
session number (E.g. #rn1); Dynamic Coalitions: #dc + session number. Plenary: see website.
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This document has been produced in the framework of the Capacity Building Programme in ICT
Policy and Internet Governance for ACP countries with the financial assistance of the European
Union. The content of this document are the sole responsibility of DiploFoundation and can under
no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.