Sunday, June 17, 2007

Boston Tweetup 2007.06.16

We had a very fun meetup of a few Boston area Twitter users. These are called "Tweetups" in the official lingo of Twitterdom. It was great to meet some new friends that I'd only known on-line until this event. Especially nice to meet the prime mover of the event (aka instigator?) Alex Sherman, whose Twitter handle is "aloogobi". We started off at 3pm at Jacob Wirth's on Stuart St.. After several pitchers of beer with wurst, cabbage, potatoes and other such German fare, we decided to head down to Fanueill Hall and get something different to eat and drink. A good time was had by all and we resolved to have these on a regular basis. We might even have a Tweetup BBQ/camp-out type thing at my house in August.

4 Comments:

Blogger newmediajim said...

hey Joe! @conniereece and i had a Tweetup of two in Crawford Texas! great fun.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 10:13:00 AM  
Blogger Dan Mosqueda said...

Joe,

I've seen your tweets. Loved the video. What a great idea. I hope more Tweets do the same. I contend the online social experience is good, but meeting in person makes it much more meaningful. Fantastic stuff.

Cheers - Dan Mosqueda
www.danmosqueda.blogspot.com
www.twitter.com/mosqueda

Sunday, June 17, 2007 11:17:00 AM  
Blogger Joe C said...

Dan, thanks for comment. Yes, we talked about that very thing at the Tweetup yesterday. I've blogged about the fact that critics used to opine that with the advent of chat rooms, IM, etc. people would turn into pasty recluses with no human-to-human contact. However, exactly the opposite thing has happened for me. Through blogging and especially video blogging, I've gotten to meet so many cool, creative, famous and most importantly, just plain nice people in person. Of course, it helps that I live about halfway between Boston and NYC, both hotbeds of social media and networking.
Twitter, especially, facilitates people meeting up, finding each other at conferences or just hanging out.

Sunday, June 17, 2007 12:42:00 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

Hey Joe,
Great to meet you yesterday! Thanks for documenting it.

-Deb

Sunday, June 17, 2007 3:21:00 PM  

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