Fun Facts from our Buffalo Holiday Tweetup

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All our twitter mobiles… Yes, Trism counts!

Last Saturday, we organized a last minute Buffalo Holiday Tweetup at Brennans Bowery Bar. It hailed a decent turnout, including new faces like Matt Hames and John Piercy. Steve Watson was there as well to observe for an article in the Buffalo News.

  1. According to Steve Watson, @Wegmans isn’t actually run by Wegmans supermarket, but by four Wegmans fans! If you don’t know about Wegmans, it’s a big deal to us because it one of the best damn supermarkets around! Just see @Wegmans tweets to see why…
  2. Our very own woodspinning @KeithBurtis is now hired as community manager for BestBuy’s Remix Developer program. Like a growing number of corporations, BestBuy executives probably did extensive online searches of their prospective employees before deciding on their candidate. With Keith actively building rapport from his woodworking art, it was natural that BestBuy selected him to build a community around their new developer program.
  3. I share Chris Smith’s enthusiasm for David Cohn’s community-funded news project. We look forward to seeing new forms of participatory journalism develop, especially since it’s good for the profession, yet reflects the input of the local community.

iPhoto panorama by John Piercy

Here’s a Qik video as well as snapshots of everyone who attended with their twitter names!