The World Economic Forum is once again making full use of the major social media platforms at the upcoming Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland giving unprecedented access to the wider public. The general public can actively participate in a number of sessions through video submissions, blog comments, tweets and quick polls.
We will live tweet the most salient quotes from the key sessions on the Forum Twitter account: http://twitter.com/Davos which now boasts over 1.5 million followers. Over 250 participants are on Twitter including Queen Rania of Jordan, Bill Gates, Jens Stoltenberg Prime Minister of Norway and Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia. You can follow their tweets by subscribing to the official Twitter list: http://twitter.com/Davos/WEF2010. For news junkies there is a specific list of media organizations and journalists covering the meeting: http://twitter.com/Davos/WEFMedia.
For the first time participants are invited to leave their comments on a dedicated Twitter account: http://twitter.com/Davos_2010. The official hashtag of the meeting is #WEF. The short URL to the Forum’s meeting website is http://tr.im/Davos10. To show your support for the Forum why not put a Twibbon on your Twitter avatar: http://twibbon.com/join/Davos.
The Forum will also microblog in Chinese on Sina.com: http://t.sina.com.cn/davos. And finally, you can get all the feeds by subscribing to the Forum on FriendFeed http://friendfeed.com/worldeconomicforum.
Key sessions will also be blogged on the Forum’s blog http://www.forumblog.org. All the blog posts about the Forum are aggregated it in the Davos Conversation http://www.davosconversation.org on Netvibes. The programme of the Open Forum is on the blog http://www.forumblog.org/openforum and you can send comments which the moderators will integrate in their respective panels.
The Forum recently released a report on Faith in the Global Agenda based in large parts on polls conducted on Facebook with over 130.000 respondents. In selected sessions in Davos, we will once again tap into the collective wisdom of the onlinrowd through these “pulses” on Facebook. The pulses allow us to capture the opinion of several thousand Facebook users in a matter of minutes. Their views will be fed back into the panel discussion at specific sessions. If you are on Facebook why not become a fan of the Forum http://facebook.com/worldeconomicforum.
Sloane Berrent has won the MySpaceJournal competition organized by MySpace in partnership with the Wall Street Journal. The 30 year old will report from Davos for the global MySpace community. Watch her winning video entry below:
If you have a MySpace page why not befriend the World Economic Forum on MySpace http://www.myspace.com/worldeconomicforum. The Forum recently opened a network on Ning and will be cross posting some of our information there. If you are on LinkedIn join the Annual Meeting group on LinkedIn
Julia Lalla-Maharajh is the winner of the Davos Debates 2010 on YouTube. Julia brings her cause, the fight against female genital mutilation, onto the agenda of the Annual Meeting meeting where she will discuss the issue on a special session with Ann Veneman, Executive Director of UNICEF and Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist on Saturday, 30. January 2010, 15.30 – 16.45 CET.
You can participate in the session by submitting your question:
The Forum will explore the growing influence of social networks in a workshop on Wednesday 27 January at 09.00 CET and we are asking for participation by the general public for their input. Read more about this panel here.
As in the past years YouTube has set up a video corner at the Congress Center where we invite participants to answer your questions. So go ahead and submit your question to world leaders at http://youtube.com/davos.
All plenary sessions will be webcast on the website of the World Economic Forum and livestreamed on our Livestream channel. The videos will also be available in full HD quality from our website and can be watched on demand on the Forum’s YouTube channel. The webcast programme of the Annual Meeting 2010 is here.
All press conferences will also be live streamed on Livestream allowing anyone online to field questions directly to the panellists through Twitter and Facebook.
The best pictures taken at the Annual Meeting will be made available free of charge under the creative commons licence (CC-BY-SA) on Flickr. The full set of photos from the Annual Meeting are also available on Swiss-Image.ch.