You know it's happened: you go to an exciting event, there's a flurry of commentary on Twitter and Facebook, photos flying around, and you have to choose between participating and watching the stream. Half the people in the room are staring at their devices instead of engaging face-to-face. Why? Because if you're not watching the stream, the good stuff flies by. When the event is over, you don't know what you missed in the so-called "backchannel", which today seems to be the forechannel! Worst of all, suppose you can't go to an event (you have a "real" life too!), and two weeks later you want to see what happened. Everything is gone. Twitter search expires after a few days or 1500 messages, and who knows how to find old Facebook posts. Why isn't there a service that gathers up all the information, keeps it, and shows you the good stuff whenever you want it? Well, now there is.
EventBurn gives you the big picture. It shows the most shared links, photos, most discussed topics, and most active users. It shows the quick overview and allows you to drill into the details, and even slice and dice by tags. It even allows you to see a day-by-day overview as well as the overall. And how much would you pay for such a service? $999? Even $9999? What if we threw in a free set of steak knives?! Okay, we don't have the steak knives, but if you or a friend (or journalist!) have just 5 minutes to catch up on social media from a day at the conference, try EventBurn. And tell us what you think, we'd love to listen.
Each month, we're going to have EventBurn summarize a different event. We'll announce those as they happen on this blog. In the meantime, here are EventBurn summaries of several events that happened recently, including PAX (gamers delight), Gnomedex (technology, culture, and society), and OSCON (open-source geeks unite!). Happy clicking :)
And hey, if you want your own event .. uh, burned, contact us. We'd love to set you up.