Posts Tagged ‘awesome’

Proper use of Twitter, and its beneficiaries

Everyone and their mother is getting on Twitter. In droves. People are writing code which creates thousands of fake users which follow them, and serve only to artificially inflate their follower count. In this gigantic, ever-growing ocean of Twitter who are examples of folks who are NOT DOING IT WRONG? I have a couple shoutouts to give – because these organizations are doing GOOD and not just sponging up popularity. These are places to do business with – because they behave honorably.

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Drinkup: The San Diego chillout Meetup

Theres quite a handful of meetups in town. Blogger meetups, twitter meetups, web dev meetups, web standards meetups, marketing, advertising, CEOS only, martians, Al Pacino look alikes, clowns with ak-47s..

Okay I made those last few up, but there are roughly 10-12 meetups in town, each with their own agenda. The ones that seem to draw the largest crowds are generally held in places that don’t promote communication – loud thumping techno, 15 dollar martinis and packing the attendees into a small venue – great if you’re into that sort of thing.

Drinkup is the exact opposite! Its a meetup with no purpose or agenda other than to just hangout, have a beer, relax and maybe talk a little shop or snap a few pictures.

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