Last January 9, 2010, I attended my 1st ever Tweetup! I was very happy that I did. I met a lot of twitter friends personally. It was just so nice to be able to see your tweetmates in person. I really think tweetups can be more personal and bigger friendships could be formed.
For those of you who aren’t too familiar with twitter, it is a social networking and microblogging site. It allows us to share our thoughts in 140 character messages or tweets, as we call them. Think of it as a single text message but online. In fact, in other countries, you can send sms to twitter to appear as tweets.
Twitter is a bit addicting, really. I can’t go on a day without posting tweets. It can either be replying tweets from other people, sharing relevant links from different websites or just sharing news.
A few weeks ago, I saw several people i follow on twitter tweeting about a tweetup on Ayala Park. That was last December 2009. Unfortunately, I was too lazy that day to drive all the way to Makati. (Hey! In my defense, I was on vacation!). So anyway, I ended up sleeping instead and tweeting online. I later regretted not going. I was so excited when @mcmanoloto and @ssowy were tweeting about the next tweetup! And yes, I made sure to join
haha! I was a bit late, ok I was late by 30 minutes. I only saw @mcmanoloto there at the time. At first I thought that this tweetup was going to be a bit of a disaster as the people who confirmed weren’t coming. A few minutes later, people were starting to arrive! Awesome right? Here we are 1 hour after the meeting time:
It was amazing. People just kept arriving and I felt so sad that that I was so pressed for time. I had another appointment to attend so I had to say goodbye & wasn’t able to join my tweetup friends for lunch.
Anyhow, I had the taste of what tweetup was like! I must say that I loved it! It reminds me of the eyeball days when MiRc was still popular. I’ll make sure to attend the next tweetup! Holler to my twitter friends!
More pictures from the tweetup here.