A colleague of mine thinks of me as Mr. All Things 2.0. Great! So, she is planning an ALA program at which she would like to offer the audience a chance to send textual responses. I'll quote her:
"We thought about using Clickers, but these only let you vote or answer multiple choice questions, rather than providing qualitative responses/suggestions via text. We are looking into using SMS/cell phone texting, but we'd like to display it on a screen. There are some commercial options, but I fear they will too expensive. Someone mentioned that using Twitter might be a possibility. Any thoughts on this possibility?"
So, how about it? Could Twitter perform this function? Is there some other way to collect and instantly display text responses? I'm not a Twitterer, but I am thinking the problem would be that the person with the computer and projector would have to already be friends with the senders in order for them to display.