Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

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 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,, or

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.


Rock 105.3’s Mikey Show on Twitter

In ur timeline, posting ur newzA staple in San Diego morning Talk Radio, at least since Howard Stern was booted from our airwaves, is The Mikey Show. Well, on March 18th, 2009, The Mikey Show found the blogosphere’s beloved micro-blogging cult, Twitter, and they all joined.

Now, they’re still new, but I think us San Diegans can give them a warm welcome to Twitter and get them off to a good start. Perhaps they’ll get addicted. Let’s find out.

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’s Twitter Community: Birds of Paradise

All of the San Diego Metblog writers that I personally know, I met on Twitter. If you didn’t already know this, San Diego has a great, enthusiastic and powerful Twitter community.

Currently, the city is ranked 13th worldwide for its Tweeples’ activity.

The top Twitterers in this region are also some of the top in the world. Twitter Grader refers to them as San Diego’s ‘elite’ Twitterers. @marismith, for instance, is ranked #1 in this region and in the top 100 of all ranked users. 

Naturally, many of the people most active on Twitter are ‘social media mavens,’ so I personally suggest that if you’re looking to keep your Twitterstream fresh, diverse, and relevant, be careful not to jump in by following only the top Twitterers. You’d be missing out on a lot.

Mix it up with great San Diego attractions and venues like @gaslampquarter or news media like @sdut. Or how about both with @sdtips which combines local travel tips, news and a lot more. Or journalists like @dodgemedlin who you can always count on to post topical and timely links.

Follow local Metblog authors like @juliewright (me), @thepegisin, @viss, @morrisato and more. Most of the authors include a link to their Twitter stream on their bios, so go check them out.

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There are personalities to follow here too like @chriscantore who’s a fount of local music knowledge and as entertaining ever. Or @sddialedin if you’re looking for recommendations on the local music scene–in real-time, by the way, which often means 2 a.m. for her. If classic rock is more your bag, you can’t beat @sdradio for his encyclopedic knowledge.

If you’re a morning person and preternaturally perky, you’ll enjoy the good natured posts of @marismith (see link above), @sugarjones, and @lotusamy.

You can stay connected to the city of San Diego via @mayorsanders.

And if you’re interested in San Diego’s culinary community and what’s fresh, follow @carondg, @aliceqfoodie and @pinchmysalt.

I suggest you chase those food posts down with a beer post or two from @stonegreg of Stone Brewing and @beermolly.

If you’re interested in San Diego’s biotech industry, follow @sdbn.  And if you’re interested in the future and health of its fast food industry and leading spokesperson, follow @jackbox (who’s apparently in a coma but you can count on his staff to keep his account updated.)

It really helps to get out and meet your Tweeps in person, and for that, you need to follow @jbruin who organizes San Diego TweetUps like the one this Saturday night. (I wish I could go but I have a ‘thing’… I just love saying that.)

This list is just a start. I’ll try to share more links to local San Diego Tweeps in the future. And I encourage you to share your favorites by commenting below.

A February SD Tweetup is Coming!

Do you tweet? Or uh… twitter? I’m still not 100% sure what the proper conjugation of “twitter” is, even though I use the damn thing. But if you do at least one of the above, then you should join us at this month’s Tweetup!

Jennifer Van Grove (or @jbruin on Twitter) is the head honcho who organizes these fun monthly-ish events around town.  Alas, I have only been to one SDTweet up a few months back at The Pearl Hotel on Rosecrans.

I’m not much of a joiner, I’ll admit. I’m not really a gung ho networker-type, either.  But when someone says “free drinks”, you can bet I’ll consider it.  Much to my delight, I found many people I already knew at the Tweetup, so I had a comfort zone and I met lots and lots of great new people, like fellow metroblogger (and fearless leader), Peg or @thepegisin.

I haven’t had the opportunity to attend a Tweetup since, though they are always someplace interesting, like the LaFayette Hotel in El Cajon Blvd. or the KPBS Studios.  But I’ll be attending the next one, along with a friend and a whole slew of others (130 and counting!), so I hope we’ll see you there.

Here’s the dish:

Location: Wine Cabana
2539 Congress Stre
San Diego, CA 92110

When: Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 7:30pm

How to find us
“We’re taking over the place, but look for the Rock Band setup…”

Jennifer says…

We’re taking over Wine Cabana in Old Town (my favorite wine bar) for a Saturday night of socializing, singing, and of course tweeting. There will be the return of the Twitter wall, courtesy of @gebl, and even a Rock Band setup (thx @downtownrob) so those of us with Qik and video cams can capture you’re awesome drumming, singing, or guitar playing prowess to share with the Twitterverse.

Wine Cabana is graciously giving us the fantastic space and some free appetizers, as well as honoring happy hour prices all night for our group. Of course we do have a fabulous sponsor – Network Velocity, so there will be a hosted wine bar until supplies run out.

So put on your rockstar pants and come to the SD Tweetup!

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