Don’t be fooled by the seriousness in our faces on the photo above – this MauiTweetUp was actually fun! Just look at @DJSmook shirt – Get some! Hmm, “get some what”? For Maui Tweet Up – it’s getting something more than a 140 character tweet! It’s getting to know Twitterfriends in real life (IRL) so that they not only remain digital friends but become real friends as well.
In most of our previous tweetups, we just casually chat, but yesterday I decided to try something new. We gathered together and gave a chance for everyone to introduce themselves to the group. A very interesting group of Twitters indeed! This is a bunch of people you would want to meet and hang around with – I kid you not! If you are on twitter, searched #MauiTweetup and you’ll see all the photos taken and the encouraging “nice meeting you” tweets everyone there are sharing.
I still have a lot to share about the benefits of attending a tweet-up but I have to get ready for work right now. I will try to post more later. In the meantime, here’s the list of the twitter handle of tweeps who were there. If you are on twitter, make sure to follow them! :
List in random order: @lamourwedding @twmedianet @MauiHawaiiInfo @webnelly / @mauibyphoto and lovely wife Cindy @ucsmiles @@fashinator1985 (her account is private but if you may try sending sending request to follow if you’re not a spammer) @hawaiianobrien @jamarilyn @jalove @peterliu47 @raatz @djsmook @tikitales @blackwatchjr and @yukilei (yukilei is new, she has that account but hasn’t tweeted yet. It was nice having her there.)
Marilyn ( @jamarilyn ) wrote a nice post about the Mauitweetup. Click here to go there.
I have a feeling that next tweetup is even gonna be even bigger and better. Maybe we’d do a potluck! For now, see us all at Twiterville. Aloha!
WOW! I am simply amazed at the beautiful way twitter can bring people together! Looks and sounds like it was a great deal of fun. Those are beautiful leis that you got for Cindy and Kris. Aloha 8)
Great post! Great time! Great bunch of people! Aloha!
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Mahalo! A very fun time spent with other tweeters IRL.
.-= Jamie´s last blog ..WOW =-.
Aloha! That was a lot of fun. Something tells me this could become a really big deal. I bet next Tweetup is twice the size. Pot luck is a good idea. Maybe at the beach?
It really was a total blast. Some of us were there for 3 hours, way cool.
Cindy and I are hoping to come back to Maui in February (to see the whales, of course) so we’ll definitely want to meet up with everyone again. In the meantime, keep these coming and lets keep getting them bigger.
Speaking of whales, @DJSMOOK, @raatz and I tossed around the idea of trying to get @PacificWhale to sponsor/participate/join a #MauiTweetup with us out on a whale watch. How cool would it be to have a tweetup with real whales, and not those fail whales. 🙂
Now that would be something to get the folks at Twitter to notice the Maui/Hawaii ohana on Twitter for sure.
.-= Kris Nelson´s last blog ..Live from the Maui Photo Festival =-.
you’re such a techie!!! thanks for helping me get started in something I would never have done on my own! You are a gift.
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Oh wow am I ever sad I missed it. Last minute call to action sent me to Kihei to write up an offer! It seems that Sunday is often a busy day for me. I hope to make it to the next one, so please keep me in the loop.
Oh I forgot to say… thanks for posting pictures and links so I can see what I missed!
Would love to get together with you:)
Great tweetup indeed! Thank you!!
Really love Kris’s idea about the Whale Watch tweetup Maui style. That would be awesome. Until than…I need to work on my blog..lol.
.-= Cindy O´s last blog ..Hello world! =-.