Backchannel Tips: Introducing #LSCon Hashcaster

In addition to the curated backchannel resources I will be posting on my blog, The eLearning Guild is pleased to announce the return of another option for monitoring the conference backchannel: Hashcaster.

Hashcaster is a real-time social media platform that transforms events into conversations. It constantly monitors the Learning Solutions backchannel feed and dynamically filters content into an easy to read format. The Learning Solutions hashcaster website is always on, and available at Be sure to bookmark the site and visit it often during the conference.

Heres a quick synopsis of what you’ll find on the Learning Solutions hashcaster site.

Latest Photos – People are always posting pictures to the backchannel. Rather than clicking on links to see a picture someone has posted, this section presents those pictures as a gallery.

Top Infuencers – These are the people whose postings are resonating well within the backchannel community.

Top Contributers – These are the people with the most postings in the backchannel feed.

Latest Tweets – The last 5 tweets from the backchannel.

News, Management and Strategy, Tools and Technologies, Best Practices & Community – These sections share stories from the backchannel that apply to the assigned categories.

Twitter Stats – This section presents interesting stats about the activity present in the backchannel.

Hashcaster is a great tool, and an interesting way to follow the Learning Solutions backchannel in more of a newspaper format than in the text-based, rapid-fire format of Twitter. Check it out at

For more tips on getting ready for Learning Solutions, check out the other posts in this series:
Preparing for the Learning Solutions Backchannel #LSCon
What Exactly IS a Backchannel?
How to Participate in the Learning Solutions (#LSCon) Conference Backchannel
Backchannel Tips: Explore the Learning Solution Program Guides #LSCon
Mapdeck: A New Way of Bringing the #LSCon Experience Back Home