Monday, February 09, 2009

February Tweetup - DC/MD/VA - Indique heights

This was the second tweet-up this year at the Indique Heights. When I first started engaging in the social media there were a lot more impromptu Tweetups and then came a flurry of corporate sponsored events which got too frequent. I feel 2009 will bring about a consolidation of "social" social events and learn as you dine events.

 

Today I met new friends  many whom I have known online and some I met for the first time.

The merry tweeters who came to Indique Heights

Chantelle Karl  @cckarl Yelp.com's Communication manager for the East coast ( That includes Canada and UK !- figure that out )

DC/MD/VA Tweetup Feb Indique Heights

Nakeva @nakeva http://www.meeid.com/nakeva/

Gaurav Sharma @gauravonomics  http://www.gauravonomics.com/

Gauravonomics  Tweetup Feb Indique Heights

( Steven Fisher after probably a huge does of Slum Dog Millionaire called Guarav's Hair style a Bollywood actor style)

 

Lisa Throckmorton @lkthrock http://www.speakerboxpr.com/plugged-in/

Kim Oser @putitaway http://www.putitaway.net/

Allison Lee @dallisonlee  http://www.dallisonlee.com/

DC/MD/VA Tweetup Feb Indique Heights

( We will help you organize your life)

Chris Abraham @chrisabraham  http://www.chrisabraham.com/

ThursdayB with Chris @thursdayb  http://www.thursdaybram.com/

Joe Loong @joelogon  http://www.joelogon.com/blog

Steven Fisher @stevenfisher   http://blog.networksolutions.com

Jill Foster @jillfoster http://www.womengrowbusiness.com

Andrew Somyak @asomyak

Kevin @kasrael  http://kl.yelp.com/

Allyson Kapin @womenwhotech   http://www.womenwhotech.com/ 

 

 

Here is Jeremiah Owyang's definition of a Tweetup

 

What’s Tweetup? A few years ago, we called them blogger dinners, and it’s where folks got to come together, meet each other face to face (scary huh?) and actually talk in real life. Despite the affection many have for these social tools, there is nothing like seeing people in real life and meeting them.

A few guidelines for social events that I mentioned on twitter: Unlike Fight Club, talk about Tweetups, before, during, and after. Come to meet folks, be social. Don’t “poke” anyone unless you’ve brought protection. The act of “throwing sheep” at anyone other than your spouse is not encouraged. If you’re going to mention people “you’re following them” be sure to give them context whether that’s on Twitter or in real life –hopefully the former.

Kidding aside, just come to network with others, buy someone you’re connected to online a drink, exchange real world information, and most importantly, be merry

Thanks Chef VInod for the good food and for the hospitality.

DC/MD/VA Tweetup Feb Indique Heights

If you came to the tweetup today- Did you enjoy it ? What can we do better? Any other suggestions for venue, dates etc.

Post a Comment