Top 10 Tweets from Localization World 2011 Barcelona #lwbar #locworld

Hey everybody. Since I did not have a chance to attend Localization World Barcelona 2011, I thought of a cool idea which would allow me to leave my mark on the event. Here is a list of my favorite 10 tweets from the conference. Enjoy, and hopefully I will see some of you at future events.

  1. @choyberg: LSPs don’t know how to sell MT, clients don’t know how to buy it, & translators hate MT. Wayne Bourland (DELL)
  2. @valion What the crowd says about your business is much more important than what your CEO says via @patrickdixon
  3. @SteveMaule is getting ready for Localization World. Set tomorrow’s alarm clock for 0445. My room better be ready when I arrive – early siesta
  4. @UweMuegge Had a great night out with the LS Roundtable crowd, including the singing of our respective national anthems.
  5. @m_meinhardt Dinner last night at @hardrock in Barcelona – companies could learn a ton on UX from them: Loud Music/Museum/Food = people smiling
  6. @Jeromobot checking out that everything’s cool at the Princesa Sofia boardroom before the big event
  7. @localizing Sales: Don’t expect the client to find you, it’s you who must chase him
  8. @choyberg Cost rules, quality is assumed, but in the end, schedule wins.  Derick Fajardo, Nuance Comm.
  9. @alexpysaryuk #LocWorld and TAUS will combine 2 conferences in 1, going forward
  10. @RenatoBeninatto Cisco: From 174 vendors, multiple TM strategies, multiple QA processes and hundreds of people to 1 infrastructure/1 set of vendors

Honorable mention:

This tweet is not politically correct and I do not endorse it, but it is easily the funniest tweet about the event:

@miguelllorens I will now summarize the main presentations at LocWorld: Blah, blah, blah; blah, blah, the Cloud, blah. (I just saved you 1000 euros.)


4 thoughts on “Top 10 Tweets from Localization World 2011 Barcelona #lwbar #locworld

  1. Dave, I have to say that, overall, I have a very unfavorable view of tweeting. Unfortunately, your list of 10 favorite tweets from Localization World in Barcelona shows the inanity of the majority of the comments. Requesting a short paragraph from some of the attendees and creating a coherent summary would have been so much better.

  2. Hi Mario, thanks for your comment. I agree that in general, many tweets are stupid. But there is something to be said for making your point quickly and concisely. Twitter forces you to do that. Think of it as a newpaper story headline. You can read the headline and then decide if you want to read the entire article. Tweets are a lot like that. About my list of LocWorld tweets, think of it as an unconventional snapshot of the conference.

  3. Hi Dave,

    I agree with you. I have no desire to know what so and so ate for breakfast, but snapshots into industry conferences, events, and the like are quite interesting to me. I like seeing what resonates with people. Also, more often than not, you do get a broader, more “real” view of the event than press releases/articles will give.

  4. Thanks Melissa (my youngest sister’s name is Melissa!)

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