This presentation was given by my colleague at and fellow blogger () at the Big 10 News Directors Conference held at the University of Minnesota on Wednesday.

Maria’s presentation includes insights and recommendations for navigating the social media world: Best tools and best practices for networking, reaching out to policymakers and media.

I followed Twitter chatter about the conference real-time. It was fascinating seeing people’s reaction to Maria’s presentation as she gave it. If you want to see the dynamic of how people use Twitter at conferences, . I’ve started it at the oldest tweet.