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Paratweet – the live event Twitter management tool

Paratweet is the live event Twitter management tool.  It allows you to moderate tweets that would appear on the screen when a panel or other presentation is going on.  Many times you see some very unfortunate things fly across the screen that prove to be embarrassing or troll-ish.

I have worked with moderated software for other chat based events before, so the idea excited me when seeing it for Twitter.  You basically purchase a plan (yes this is not a free service) and create your event.  By utilizing any hastag you want, you can instruct the audience or general public to use it to sends tweets.  From there the moderator panel captures those tweets and allows you to push them to the viewing screen.

Paratweet management screen

Paratweet management screen

As you can see, the ability to control what hashtag and what gets published is quite simple.  As well as the ability to quickly remove or approve tweets as they come in.

The Live Viewer is an Adobe Air based application that then gets the live feed for the event.  The display is controlled by a secret code you established in the event panel.  Giving you security in who sees and controls the event itself.

So the next question is how much? They have a pricing grid that shows when you sign up as follows:

  • Good – six months – one event at a time + some features for $299
  • Great – six months – three events at a time +more features for $599
  • Greatest – under development
  • Introductory – one year – matches Great plan – for $999 (saving $200)

So while it is hefty, you have to see how many events you will have as well as can you reuse it in 6 months.  You could try other services that just scroll live streams based on tags, like Tweetgrid, but you stand the chance of having non-moderated content coming through.  The other benefit is the ability to just weed out questions from the stream and pass those along.

I wish they had a sample site or demo you could try, but it looked quite promising.


About IdoNotes

Professional bio: Chris Miller, known as IdoNotes across the web is based in St Louis, MO as the Director of Messaging & Collaboration for Connectria and the Founder of Spiked Studio Productions.. Connectria is one of the largest IBM hosting and remote management partners. Chris speaks globally at conferences and events including: View Admin 2003-2009 View Admin Europe 2003-2008 Domino 7 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Real-Time Collaboration Seminar Lotusphere 2003-2012 ILUG 2008, 2010 ULUG 2009, 2011, 2012 Collaboration University 2006-2010Domino Optimization Tour 2010 BLUG 2011, 2012 NLLUG 2010 AusLUG 2011, 2012 Other awards, events and information: Founder of IamLUG - the North American Lotus User Group event held annually. 2009-present Chris, via Connectria, is a Lotus Award winner 3 times and a finalist 5 times since 2000. Winner of the Gary Guthrie Award for Technical Writing in 2002 Previous board member of the St Louis Domino and Notes User Group Previous board member of VALU (the predecessor to LotusUserGroup) Advisory Board member to LotusUserGroup.org Chris is the founder of Spiked Studio Productions which produces industry related podcasts, webcasts and more. Shows include: IdoNotes - one of the longest running Lotus related technical podcasts BlackBerry Today - a video podcast on the hottest device, application and BlackBerry/Playbook news Consultant In Your Pocket - deep technical webcast training delivered free and subscription IdoSphere - a two day online technical event TheSocialGeeks - a leading social media roundtable podcast Sametime Guide - a video training tutorial on installing and administrating IBM Sametime TheSocialNetworker - a social media site review webcast and interview series now including Social Stalking content on social media security and privacy Certifications: PCLP since Domino R4 in administration and in Development through R5 Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5 - Team Collab and Messaging Domino 7 and 8 Certified Security Administrator Sametime Administration 7.5.x-8.5 CLP Collaboration (retired certification Aug 2006) CLI for numerous administration areas including Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Connections Yes I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out. Animals: One dog, a Puggle. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me. A ninja death cat. I only see her when she strikes Music: Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks. I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.


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