Social Media gets Social at Orlando’s First Official ‘Tweet Up’

by Kim Taylor

Last night, Orlando Sentinel Tech Writer Etan Horowitz hosted Orlando’s first Tweet Up – a gathering of local folks who ‘Tweet’ – at Scruffy Murphy’s in College Park.

The informal, no-agenda gathering brought people together from many industries including PR, Real Estate, Interactive Media, Journalism and more.

When I heard about the event a few weeks ago, I knew it would be a good opportunity to meet some folks I’d been “following” on Twitter, but I also thought it’d be a great time to promote myself and Curley & Pynn, by wearing a T-shirt I had custom-made at Zazzle.

At the risk of embarrassing myself I arrived at the Tweet Up, one of 100+ people, wearing this:

Follow Me

Needless to say, I met some great people and had the opportunity to be an ambassador for our firm.

4 Responses to Social Media gets Social at Orlando’s First Official ‘Tweet Up’

  1. Dionne says:

    Ha! Kim you rock! The Tweet Up event, as well as your nifty t-shirt, are great examples of how creative thinking and approaches to communication can have such a tremendous impact in establishing relationships. And who said social media couldn’t be “social”?!

  2. Kelly King says:

    I loved the shirt! It was the first thing I saw when I walked in. Great way to start conversation and meet new people “offline,” which can of course translate to a bigger presence online.

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