SXSW is just around the corner and there are going to be millions of tweets flying left and right related to the event. By nature though, Twitter is fleeting, and nearly all those conversations will quickly disappear. That’s why Keepstream will be hand-picking all the best tweets from the most popular panels to archive at http://sxsw.keepstream.com. That way the discussion can live on.
The goal is clear – slice through the noise of SXSW by preserving the most compelling Twitter content. The portal will be organized by day, time, and topic to help people during SXSW and way after to be able to quickly find the panels and conversations that interest them.
Starting Thursday, March 10th, tune into the SXSW 2011 Sessions Guide: Unofficial collections of social media from the best SXSW Interactive 2011 sessions:
It’s not just about archiving the content though, it’s also about handpicking the best content. That’s why our archives will focus on original, insightful tweets – the best stimuli for conversation, and the most interesting content to read.
Panelists and speakers will see these archives and want to share them with their followers. The collections are a great way to present the content, both as a takeaway for attendees and for people who couldn’t make the session. Maybe even more importantly, it will help the conversation last way beyond just the day it happens – essentially forever!
We’ll be taking full advantage of the event in more ways that just archiving tweets. We’ll be livestreaming from our scrappy little downtown office, where we cowork with fellow Austin startup, Hurricane Party. Starting Thursday and lasting through Tuesday, you can tune into their video broadcast and chat with the companies at http://hurricanestream.com.
It’ll be a way for attendees to see what life is like for a startup, especially during a crazy time like SXSW. And to mix things up, why not get a little silly! We hope it can be an inspiration for what startups are all about – making great products and having lots of fun. Activities currently scheduled include a beer pong tournament, free ice cream, and a nerf gun war, among others.
Watch the video here, or on the HurricaneStream site:
Are you coming to SXSW? Come find us or stop by our office! We’re at 906 E 5th St. in downtown Austin, tweet me @timgasper to get my attention.
And don’t forget to track all the best tweets with the SXSW 2011 Sessions Guide!