Smesh-powered Huffington Post UK launch event
Smesh was both chuffed AND thrilled to provide its Twitter commentary software running on a cinema-screen scale for the Huffington Post’s UK launch event on the 6th of July, 2011.
Held at the Curzon cinema in Millbank Tower, the invite-only event featured a panel debate including Richard Bacon, Arianna Huffington, Alistair Campbell, Celia Walden, Kelly Osbourne, Shami Chakrabarti and Jon Gaunt.
Smesh’s software filled the cinema screen behind the panelists, showing a flow of tweets submitted by the very enthusiastic audience, many of whom competed to get their tweets promoted to the ‘hero’ spot in the centre of the screen.
Blogger A Modern Mother observed “It was very Question Time confrontational, and sort of entertaining, but the highlight was the cool Twitter stream that was projected on the big screen behind the panel.”
Smesh provided a fully-featured moderation system. With the help of some expert human operators, this shaped the flow of online commentary and thankfully bested some very creative attempts to circumvent profanity requirements.
 Tip o’ the hat to Mr Michael Hunt