MooseCamp2008

moosecamp2008 I’m not sure why, but I didn’t really get into the swing of things until this afternoon. Just wasn’t as enthused for MooseCamp as I have been in previous years. Maybe that’s because so much of it is repetitious. I mean, Kris Krug’s PhotoCamp sessions are always excellent, but they’re also always very similar. I’ve spent most of the afternoon in the Internet BootCamp. Despite being aimed at beginners, I don’t think the content has been all that introductory. It’s been interesting, for sure.

In the last session on liveblogging, someone mentioned that they found it odd that so many people are just snapping photos and uploading them without asking permission. Megan sympathizes, because she doesn’t like her photo being taken. I think that if you’re attending Northern Voice or any other tech conference, there’s an expectation that you’re going to get blogged, photographed, videotaped, streamed, Twittered, etc. If you are really uncomfortable with having your photo taken, you shouldn’t be here.

That might sound harsh, but that’s how I feel. I fully appreciate privacy and asking permission, but I think you implicitly give permission by attending. That expectation has been set.

Only a couple hours of MooseCamp left! The session we’re in now is called Traffic, Stats, SEO 101. Definitely one of my least favorite topics, but I didn’t want to give up the power outlet šŸ˜‰

4 thoughts on “MooseCamp2008

  1. I never said i didn’t like my picture being taken, but I find that it’s sort of strange. I guess I still kind of believe that a person shouldnt be taking pictures of people unless they know them or are getting paid, more than anything. I don’t have a problem with picutes, per se, but I hate being in one by myself, and I think it’s weird when people I don’t know take my picture….

  2. I agree with you Mack. When you attend conferences like that these days, having your photo taken or being blogged about etc. is a normal thing. And by attending you implicitly give permission for photos etc. to be taken.

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