It has been a long time coming, but I think we’re finally here. Fort St. John will finally see its first tweet up. This is not an authentic tweetup like I am use to. This tweetup will coincide with this months Synergy Mingler, Synergy being a junior devision of the Fort St John Chamber of Commerce.
The tweetups that I have attended and also had a hand in organizing are more like an afternoon with friends over coffee. We meet in a coffee shop one Sunday afternoon, so even minors can attend.
A tweetup is basically where you have the opportunity to meet those people you talk to online all the time in real life. It is basically a networking event, but I have found more friendships at these types of events than business opportunities.
Ironically before this event became a tweetup I was asked to speak about Social Media at the Mingler. Now I will be speaking to a crowd that might already be on twitter. We will see.
I would also like to have another tweetup, possible next month, on a weekend in the afternoon at a coffee shop.