LincUpLive event tops UK Twitter trending list
The LincUpLive business event in Lincoln became the UK's top trending topic on the social networking site Twitter today, as guests shared their views on the day.
Held at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, the conference featured a range of expert speakers talking about enterprise and technology with a focus on "innovation, growth and regeneration".
By mid-afternoon the hashtag #LUL360 had risen to the top of Twitter's list for popular subjects in the country.
It means at that time, Twitter identified there were high levels of activity from users who had included the phrase in messages posted on the site.
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Expert speakers included US entrepreneur Redginald Snodgrass, who spoke about Google Glass eyewear and other new "wearable technology".
Mr Snodgrass, founder of Stained Glass, an incubator for businesses developing portable gadgets, like watches and glasses, said his industry was "trying to find the next billionaire dollar applications".
And he explained that electronic devices people could wear were set to become the next big global phenomenon, in the same way that tablets and mobile phones had revolutionised daily living.
Workshops and seminars throughout the day featured discussions on ways Lincolnshire businesses could improve their practices, through social media and technology, internet marketing, new funding sources and team building.
The day closed with a speech from Councillor Colin Davie, of Lincolnshire County Council, who explained how activity in the region was making the area an ideal location for businesses to flourish.
"We are a county of great ambition and great hope for the future," he said.
"Lincolnshire's time has come."
He went on to stress the importance of improving broadband in the county and embracing advances in technology.
"Technology is going to move at such a pace now we need to not just keep pace but ride the wave," he said.