Assuming that you are convinced of the benefits of a Social Wall for your events, here’s a Social Wall implementation checklist. To engage your audience with a Social Wall, this list is meant to help you prepare from a logistic standpoint.
You might think, “Duh! What doesn’t need power?” Nevertheless, it’s not the need of power, but the confirmation that wherever you’ve decided to position the Social Wall in your venue it has access to the adequate power sources. For instance, if your Social Wall screen will be in the middle of a giant hall, make sure the venue is willing and able to do the wiring for you.
A Social Wall is called a Wall because it is usually large. Depending on the venue, it’s normally displayed on a TV, a large video screen, or a projector. If your venue does not already have built-in screens, then it’d be crucial to figure out the cost early and budget it in. The hardware cost will probably turn out higher than the software cost. Be mindful of the labour cost as well if you need to hire an AV (Audio/Visual) company to setup and dismantle the screens.
Since the Social Wall pulls content from all the social media of things (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.), and the other Internet of things, it inevitably requires Internet connection. Well, what doesn’t these days? Some places, however, do still make Internet a luxury item. If you are running your event at any convention center in any North American city, it is recommended that Internet access is sorted out early, together with the cost.
4. Computer with Chrome browser
This is based on the assumption that the Social Wall solution is a web-based application. If so, we are recommending Chrome not just because it takes up 71.4% of the browser distribution at the time of this writing (June 2016), but also because it has the best support for HTML5 and CSS. When powering a Social Wall at events, the computer or tablet used becomes a single purpose unit. Hence we feel safe to recommend a particular browser.
5.The Social Wall software
With everything else in place, it is the software behind that powers the Social Wall. It is imperative for you to make sure that the resolution supported by the software aligns with the screen’s resolution.
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- Posted by Bryan Xu