My grand plans to live blog Open Government and Innovation dwindled within minutes when I saw two Twitter boards behind the speakers displaying the live Twitter stream for hashtag #ogi.

Live crowdsourcing is mesmerizing. The hundreds (thousands?) of individual tweets add up to much more complete, if imperfect, reporting. Trends are quickly visible. Insights are captured. Judgments about speaker’s presos are instantly rendered. #ogi was briefly a Top Trending Topic on Twitter this morning during the keynotes by U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra and Tim O’Reilly.

For example, David Weinberger’s lunch keynote (cf blog post on topic of transparency) was brilliant. Also noted here, here and here.

I will blog about the conference. Stay tuned.