Having never attended a Podcamp, I was very surprised by the order in chaos of this 'unconference'. While some of the presentations were held in rooms the first few presenters I took in seemed to spontaneously get pulled from the crowed to do their thing. But I soon came to realize that this is what Podcamp is all about. At Podcamp, the people who attend are the presenters. Whether it is presentations, discussions, or workshops... it is all user-generated. No one is getting paid; the speakers are those who offer to host a session. There is no keynote (one of the 6 Rules of having a Podcamp is "All attendees must be treated equally. Everyone is a rockstar") and all attendees are allowed to participate.
The next day at the office I was asked what I learned and, although there were lots to share about this event, what I took-away most was:
g+ did not fizzle out. In fact, it is growing significantly; partly Google rewards you with precious SEO value when you use g+;
Facebook growth is slowing down as most of the online world is already there;
Kids are starting to look for the next social media platform as Mom and Dad are now on Facebook too;
We post images of our food more than anthing else on Facebook; and
The top 5 things people add comments to on Facebook are pics, entertaining items, questions, Holiday related and events/milestones.
Looking forward to next year!