August 19, 2009 at 11:47 am (Florida, Fort Lauderdale, free, networking, social event, Social Events & Networking, social media, South Florida) (bartleby, Brio tuscan grille, Florida, free, networking, pokens, shops at pembroke gardens, social event, social gathering, social media, Social Networking, South Florida, tweet up, tweetup, where is bartleby)
Last night I attended my first tweetup. It was sponsored by the Sun-Sentinel and hosted at Brio Tuscan Grille at the Shops at Pembroke Gardens. Brio had some really good food and drink specials for the group. The food was good, the conversations were engaging, and there were a lot of prizes raffled off. I spent some time talking with @pokengirl about the benefits of using pokens – little characters that “high-four” to transfer contact information instead of everyone having to write each other’s name and information down, the data is then transferred to a privately accessible rolodex-esque database. I had some good conversations with @Murrayiz, @ctiedje, @pbabanes, and @rsm4lsu about everything from work related topics to the use and direction of where social media (twitter, facebook, linkedin, etc) are headed.