De la difficulté de parler en public à l’heure de Twitter

Sur son blog, Francis Pisani renvoie à un article de Danah Boyd dont l'intervention à la Web 2.0 Expo a été massacrée par le flux et le contenu des twitters affichés dans son dos.


" Yes, I cried. Yes, I left Web2.0 Expo devastated.
I hate giving a bad talk but I also felt like I was being laughed at".

" The stream was not a way for the audience to communicate to the speaker, but for the audience to communicate with itself."

En conclusion, elle écrit : " So I have a favor to ask... I am going to be giving a bunch of public speaking performances  at web conferences in the next couple of months : Supernova and Le Web in December, SXSW in March, WWW in April. I will do my darndest to give new, thought-provoking talks that will leave your brain buzzing. I will try really really hard  to speak slowly. But in return, please come with some respect. Please treat me like a person, not an object.Come to talk with me, not about me.
I'm ready and willing to listen, but I need you to be as well.And if you don't want to listen, fine, don't. But please don't distract your neighbors with crude remarks. Let's make public speaking and public listening an art form. Maybe that's too much to ask for, but really, I need to feel like it's worth it again."

d'autres observations pourraient compléter le constat de Danah Boyd, aussi bien pour le comportement des adolescents comme de celui des adultes. A chaque fois la question est moins la technique que ses usages, donc une question de socialisation et ... d'éducation...