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Celebrate San Diego Beer Week 2010 with SDTweetup and TapHunter!

Remember when we used to all get together every month or so for the SDTweetup? Well, SDTweetup is getting back into a groove. We had a very fun movie event in September with the advanced screening of Catfish, and now a new SDTweetup has been scheduled for November.

The time seemed right to introduce two somewhat overlapping groups to each other, formally. SDTweetuppers, meet SD Beer Week. Craft beer lovers in San Diego, how’d you like to come to an SDTweetup? In this spirit, we’ve joined up with Melani and Jeff “Flash” Gordon of TapHunter.com to create a unique event.

What: SDTweetup Celebrates SD Beer Week with TapHunter
Where: West Coast Tavern, 2895 University Ave., San Diego
When: Tuesday, November 9, 7:00 PM
Who: The first 250 people who RSVP here

We’ll have all the usual SDTweetup mayhem, giveaways, and usual suspects (who are probably some of your closest friends by now), along with a new injection of hops, malt, and beer culture. There will be tasty craft beer and food pairings from West Coast’s chef Peter Zakarian to satisfy your palate, and a TweetWall to post your juiciest OH’s and most random photos of the event. (Many thanks to Gabe Lawrence and tweetwalllive.com for this.)

You’ll also learn more about the over 300 events scheduled to happen during SD Beer Week, and have an opportunity to plot out your attending strategy with your Twitter friends.

Our sponsors will make coming worth your while, too. The generous folks at mophie will be giving away 10 mophie juice packs for keeping your iPhone or iPod Touch charged up all day. TapHunter is also planning to bring some special prizes. To enter to win, please win a business card of some sort–time to order those moo cards!–so we can draw yours to win.

Attendance is capped at 250, so RSVP today! If this is your first SDTweetup, get the most out of it by first reading these tips.

SDTweetup returns with sneak peek screening of Catfish

Many San Diego folks active in social media remember SDTweetup with some affection. It was among the first local real-life gatherings of folks who had met online, specifically on Twitter. The last official SDTweetup happened a year ago at Halloween. I don’t know about you, but I missed it.

Hurrah! A new SDTweetup has been scheduled, and there is dancing in the streets! But to get in on this one, you will have to be quick.

What: SDTweetup at the Movies – Catfish Advanced Screening
Where: AMC Theatres La Jolla 12
When: Wednesday, September 15, 6:00 PM
Who: The first 75 people who RSVP at Eventbrite.com will get an “admit 2” ticket

Check out the Catfish trailer. This will fill up fast, so please RSVP as soon as possible or risk sadface.

Why is this SDTweetup so special? Well, besides being the first one in about a year, it is also the last SDTweetup that will be organized by its creator, Jenn Van Grove (@jbruin). Jenn has done great things in the tech space in the last few years, like joining Mashable as an associate editor and becoming a TV tech correspondent for NBC San Diego. Now she is taking her talents to San Francisco and has bequeathed the SDTweetup event to your humble reporter (AKA me, Peggy Gartin, @thepegisin on Twitter).

Hope you can join us this Wednesday! And if you have ideas for future SDTweetups, please let me know at @thepegisin, thepegisin@cox.net, or http://www.meetup.com/sdtweetup.

Adventure travel web series seeks San Diego locals to feature

Are you a San Diego surfer, kitesailor or paddleboarder who likes to be on camera? A new travel web series centered on adventure and water sports will be filming in San Diego soon, and you could be featured.

CLEAN BREAK, a web series sponsored by Schick Hydro razors and shave gels, will be filming in San Diego June 2-4. The production company is seeking locals who can serve as location experts to be featured on the show. According to CLEAN BREAK’s Meg Roberts, “The perfect local guide is someone who is charismatic, fun-loving, and who can show people what makes their hometown incredible. Guides should be fun, informed, and ready to share knowledge about San Diego with the crew.”

CLEAN BREAK is looking for the kind of in-the-know info only a San Diego local would have, so only individuals who reside within the San Diego area will be eligible to be selected as a guide.

New episodes of CLEAN BREAK will first be shown on Crackle.com (which had 2.1 million unique visitors in March 2010), and will then be uploaded to the official Hydro Experience YouTube and Facebook channels.

Think you have what it takes? Make a video and upload it to CLEAN BREAK’s YouTube channel by Monday, May 10. The CLEAN BREAK community will vote on all submissions from May 11-18. Candidates are encouraged to round up their friends and get them to vote for their videos on YouTube.

Here’s some of your competition:

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Happy Foursquare Day, San Diego!

The world’s first social media holiday is being celebrated today. Foursquare Day, which is 4/16 (get it? Four, squared?), is the brainchild of a Tampa optometrist who loves the social location-based check-in game Foursquare and thought it should have its own day. Though initiated less than a month ago, the idea spread worldwide and is being celebrated with check-in specials at various businesses and even a unique #4sqDay 2010 badge (pictured at right).

Several restaurants, bars and other businesses in San Diego offer discounts and deals for those who check in to Foursquare on their premises, and some have added special deals just for Foursquare Day.

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#influenceSD–why didn’t I think of that?

At what point does a new industry need an awards event to unite its movers and shakers and celebrate their achievements? In the case of new media in San Diego, the answer is clearly right now!

#influenceSD, cofounded by locals Matt Browne and Melani Gordon, basically fills a gaping void in the local social media community.

With more than 3,000 votes cast online for over 315 nominees, it also seems to me like there’s been a pent up demand–has me kinda wondering, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

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Bloggers take over nuclear sub USS Hampton

ourrideWhat dangles when you angle? What slides when you dive? How many ladders can they fit in one sub, and must I climb all of them? This and many other questions were answered Friday when a group of 8 bloggers were invited aboard the U.S. Navy’s nuclear submarine U.S.S. Hampton for an all-day distinguished visitor cruise.

The bloggers included Smarterware’s Gina Trapani (@ginatrapani), NBC San Diego tech correspondent and Mashable associate editor Jenn Van Grove (@jbruin), Mitch Wagner (@mitchwagner), Angie Swartz (@aaswartz), Chris Cantore (@chriscantore), Scott Kingery (@techlifeweb), Rob Marlbrough (@DowntownRob), and me, Peggy Gartin (@thepegisin). The visit was arranged by Submarine Squadron 11’s public affairs officer Lt. Denise Garcia and led by the squadron’s commander, Commodore Brett Genoble. Waiting to greet us were the boat’s commanding officer Commander Bill Houston and his crew of 134.

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Editor and publisher of SDNN was just beta too?

sdnn-logoThe San Diego News Network launched last week creating buzz about a new, vibrant source for local San Diego news. Just the fact that such a site was launching at all, anywhere in this climate, was man-bites-dog enough to attract interest and attention.

The SDNN.com launch has been a soft one. To use the common web parlance, the site is ‘in beta,’ which means the site is rolling out features and content and also correcting bugs.

Apparently also in beta was SDNN.com’s founding executive editor and publisher, Ron James, who appears to have been ousted by the investors within a week of the site’s debut.
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San Diego Metblogs – Now on Twitter!

In ur timeline, posting ur newz

In ur timeline, posting ur newz

Metblogs recently extended its reach into its 57th city and the consciousness of San Diegans. Now San Diego Metblogs will be even easier to follow, as it has its own Twitter feed!

Are you in San Diego and have a Twitter account? Or maybe just miss San Diego and its perfect weather? (Yes, that’s a dig at you, East Coast.) Want to read local blog posts from 14 of the finest bloggers (more added every day) in America’s Finest City? Then just start following @SDMetblogs, my friend.

We’ll serve up local happenings, quirky observations, bargains, and fun things to do with a decidedly San Diego flavor. You know, like a fish taco. Okay, and some crazy-old-man-next-door-style rants. You know it will happen. Either way, you’ll get a tweet sent to your mobile phone or computer whenever there’s a new post to read.

So no more hanging around my front door demanding more blog posts, okay? Follow @SDMetblogs instead, and get offa my lawn!

San Diego Media Takes to Twitter

Whether you call it real-time conversations or microblogging, Twitter is a tool that San Diego’s media are picking up and putting to use. You can follow individual reporters or on-air personalities in San Diego as well as subscribe to Twitter news feeds:

Media Tweeps
@dodgemedlin – San Diego Union-Tribune assistant news editor
@RickyWhy – San Diego Union-Tribune local government editor Ricky Young
@ninagarin – San Diego Union-Tribune ‘Street’ reporter Nina Garin
@jimtrageser – North County Times reporter
@drolland – San Diego CityBeat editor David Rolland
@ericwolff – San Diego CityBeat reporter Eric Wolff
@catherine739 – NBC 7/39 anchor Catherine Garcia
@carondg – San Diego Foodstuff blogger, freelance food, travel and tech writer Caron Golden
@lcaloh – KPBS convergence editor Leng Caloh
@culturelust – KPBS arts and culture producer Angela Carone
@tmack01 – KNSD 7/39 photographer
@helenchang – San Diego News Network business editor (launching in March)
@michellemowad – San Diego Business Journal real estate reporter Michelle Mowad
@Hula933 – 93.3 FM AJ’s Playhouse personality Hula Ramos


San Diego News Feeds on Twitter
@sdut – San Diego Union-Tribune
@utstreet – Union-Trib’s Street section
@sdbackyard – Union-Tribune’s SD Backyard community social media news site
@nctimes – North County Times
@sdcitybeat – San Diego City Beat
@kpbsnews – KPBS FM news
@nbcsandiego – NBC 7/39 News
@10news – KGTV 10 News
@sandiego6 – San Diego Channel 6
@SDSU_NewsTeam – San Diego State University news / media relations
@UCSDNews – UCSD news / media relations
@bizsandiego – BizSanDiego
@sdbloggers – SDBloggers.com

If you’ve got other local media or newsfeeds on Twitter to suggest, send them to @juliewright. And thanks in advance for any contributions.

200+ attendees rock the San Diego Tweetup

San Diego tweeters take over Wine Cabana on 2/21/09 (Photo courtesy @jimmyweee)

San Diego tweeters take over Wine Cabana on 2/21/09 (Photo courtesy @jimmyweee)

The San Diego Tweetup’s February gathering set new attendance records last Saturday, as more than 200 Twitter aficionados converged on the Wine Cabana in Old Town. This was a significant jump over the first SD Tweetup, held in April 2008, when only about 30 attended.

The event, which is usually held monthly, had been sorely missed since its last large gathering in November at KPBS Studios. (No complaints here about the December SD Tweetup, as 25 of us were included in the audience of The Price is Right, and yours truly won a treadmill and $1000.) This time, there was no attendee cap – and tweeters from all over San Diego County turned out in force. We drank wine, played Rockband (courtesy of assistant organizer @DowntownRob), and tweeted the #sdtweetup hashtag all the way up to the #2 trending topic on Twitter for several hours.

Organizer Jenn Van Grove (@jbruin) did another bang-up job in finding a venue large enough for such a group, and sponsors willing to fund the good times. Much love to Network Velocity (@nvelocity) for sponsorship. See Jenn’s blog post for a comprehensive Twitter roll of attendees, as well as links to several Flickr sets of event photos.

Want to join us next time? Visit http://www.meetup.com/sdtweetup and get notified when the next SD Tweetup is scheduled!

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