Definitions

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  • v. To employ a back channel.
  • v. To employ non-verbal (oral and visual) means to influence a speaker without interruption.
  • n. A real-time online discussion that occurs simultaneously with a verbal presentation.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • If you are on a panel, one member of the panel should watch Twitter (or whatever backchannel is used by most) throughout the talk for questions and comments that the panelists should address immediately.

    Web Teacher › Do You Backchannel?

  • A backchannel is a line of communication created by people in an audience to connect with others inside or outside the room, with or without the knowledge of the speaker at the front of the room.

    Web Teacher › Review: The Backchannel: How Audiences are Using Twitter and Social Media and Changing Presentations Forever

  • The correct way to moderate a backchannel is not to moderate it but to let the community police it. aeschright

    RailsConf notes so far « Dyepot, Teapot

  • Why the backchannel is bad for RSS « Scripting News Annex

    Why the backchannel is bad for RSS « Scripting News Annex

  • Even when FP was smaller and we sat around a single table, we evaluated things like IRC for use as a company "backchannel" - somewhere you could put stuff without necessarily interrupting everyone.

    Tom Hume

  • I personally believe that the backchannel is the greatest unharnessed resource that we as educators have available to us.

    Backchannels and Microblogging Streams

  • The backchannel is the twitter stream that audience members now rather routinely produce while a conference speaker or panel holds forth at the front of the room; it carries for the unwary, unprepared, or just plain unlikeable speaker.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • A backchannel is a line of communication created by people in an audience to connect with others inside or outside of the room, with or without the knowledge of the speaker at the front of the room.

    GigaOM Network

  • Another feature called the backchannel provides a rolling update of Twitter updates and photos related to a particular tag and can be used by companies or events to track mentions.

    TechCrunch Europe

  • I wonder if people might be able to give me specific examples of events they have been to where the backchannel was a real value add.

    Web Directions

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