If you’ve been on Twitter long enough then you obviously understand what’s going on and you don’t have to read any further.
In fact you might as well go over to my other blog and groove out to the not so smooth sounds and crack open a beer.
Now that I’m here with you, young Twitter user, let’s go through exactly what a Tweetup is.
Tweetups are the absolute best way to meet other people on Twitter IRL (in real life) outside of the magic that is the Twitterverse. You can have a Tweetup for any reason you like…in fact sometimes it’s more fun if you don’t even have a reason other than to only say, ‘hello’ to the people you follow.
Ok, you’re stoked that you’re actually going to meet the folks you send Cat videos to day in and day out but you need a place. Pick a place that’s fun, not pretentious and has cheep booze. Let’s face it, no one likes spending $14 on a drink unless the ice cubes are made with a copper press.
Kickass! Now the only thing you need to do is let people know what’s going on. Sending individual tweets is one way but how about using a service that collects those tweets and really makes an event out of it.
This is where Twtvite comes into play. Easily create your group, assign it a category so others can search for it, determine if you want it to be public vs private (if you’re really getting crazy), add images or video, give your Twitter friends the details and if you’re really something special maybe you’ll have a sponsor to pay for the
alcohol party favors.
Twtvite will save all of the tweets using the right hashtag so that you’ll have an easy time recreating the experience days after the tweetup is over.
And by the way if it really is a business function, head over to TwitBizCard and create your business card with Twitter. No use carrying around the lame ones work gave you. Feel good about it, you’re not killing trees.
While you’re at the Tweetup do NOT:
- Give people the cold shoulder. Talking to the 13 year old WoW fan can be just as important as talking with Stepan Pachikov
- Have bad name tags. If I can’t see your twitter handle, chances are we’re not going to talk with one another.
- Half ass it. Putting anything together in the 11th hour usually turns out poor. Tweetups are no different.
So there are the basics friends. When are you going to organize your first tweetup?