SouthEast Texas Tweetup

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If you saw in a previous post, I have moved away from big city lights of the Dallas Texas Area to the small town of Lumberton Texas. I have been here for a little over 2 months now and I needed something to connect me with this new area and the people in it. I looked around online for organizations like I frequented in Dallas, similar to the DFW WordPress Group and nothing really popped out at me. Well I happened to see someone post on twitter about a Tweetups in different areas of the country and thought that would be something interesting to bring to the SE Texas area.

What is a Tweetup?

Another blogger sums it up best on his blog:

The Tweetup is when the digital turns into face-to-face, 140 characters into a meaningful conversation, a recognizable position on a blog into an ability to listen.

Who came to the Tweetup?

We had a total of 6 people in attendance. We even had a reporter from the local newspaper; Humberto Martinez, who was there working on a story about how people in the area use twitter.

What did we talk about?

Yes we did talk Tech, but that is not all we talked about. The discussions varied in scope and size. We talked about our favorite TV Shows, local restaurants in the area, and what we do with our free time. I asked those in attendance if there was anything else like this and they all pretty much said no. I felt fortunate to be starting something new and fresh in the area.

What’s Next?

I hope to have another Tweetup in a month’s time. I don’t know if I will have it at the same location or not. I will bring it up to the twitter verse and see what they think. I would like to try different locations around South East Texas so we can get a variety of people involved and also so I learn more about the area I live in now.

Below are pictures of the news article Humberto Martinez wrote for the Beaumont Enterprise.

Online Version of the News Article

To join the South East Texas Tweetup just follow @Setxtweetup on Twitter. I’ll post updates via twitter as they come in.

Thanks to Justin Yarbourgh for the pics. He runs a blog of his own at http://www.jrtblog.com/

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