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#wtf10 media conference day 3

Friday, October 22, marked the final day of #wtf10 media conference. There was a wide variety of topics covered ranging from “Musicians and Social Media” to “The role of social software in a learning environment”. One of the interesting talks on the day was “The rise of social media in politics”.

Some interesting case studies were presented by Beverley Schafer where social media was used to enhance political campaigns. It will be interesting to see how social media will change the South African political landscape and get the the public to partake in the voting process and actually go cast their votes.

There was also a definite spike in the number of tweets happening on the interwebs with the hashtag #wtf10. Below is a screenshot of some of the tweets.

Well done to the conference organizing committee for executing a great event and to Neotel for supplying free wi-fi connection. Looking forward to what you guys will come up with for next year.

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#wtf: A Bit of History

This conference is organised by Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). Twelve years ago the Media Conference was organised by the studen affairs office of Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), then Cape Technikon. In 2002, the Public Relations Management Department took over the conference. It has evolved from humble beginnings in 1998 into a far bigger conference than they ever imagined back then.
Last years speakers included: Dave Daurte (Nomadic Marketing – GSB); Heidi Schneigansz of Quick eMarketing (Search Engine Optimisation); Justin Hartman of Afrigator; Matthew Buckland of 20Fourlabs (Incubating online innovation); Adriaan Pienaar of Woothemes (The Experience Web); Marlon Parker (Using Social Media for Social Change) and Andrew Rens ofShuttleworth Foundation (Open Source).

Well if you want to know about this years conference and speakers you have to stay tuned to She’s the Geek and RLabs.

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