Poynter Tweetup Connects New, Old Friends
Poynter’s kicked off its 35th Anniversary celebration on Nov. 3 with its first-ever tweetup. More than 70 people met up IRL (in real life) with notable twitter users from the Tampa Bay region, including Amber Osborne (a.k.a. @missdestructo), Creative Loafing Tampa’s Best of The Bay: Best Twitter Personality.
So many people tweeted during the evening with the #p35 hashtag that it was trending locally on Twitter. Throughout the evening, the tweetup connected with related virtual tweetups in Washington D.C. and South Florida. Online participants followed along via a video stream on Poynter’s website and interacted with those in attendance on Twitter.
Tweets from the Event
What participants said about the tweetup:
Amber Osbourne (@missdestructo): Tweetup at #p35 was wonderful, tons of major news sources there and what a beautiful campus @Poynter has!
Antony Francis: (@Antony511): excited for social media day at the Poynter Institute after seeing all the cool people at the tweetup tonight #P35
Anthony Miller (@amillernews): Had a great time at the Poynter tweet-up tonight. Met a lot of great people, hope they do it again. #p35
Michael Bishop (@miklb): Thanks to @poynter for hosting the #p35 tweetup tonight. Lots of cool people, really enjoyed talking with @stpetetimes about their website
Indy McDaniel @Steelcorpsfilms: I have survived #p35 #tweetup. I say, bring on another! Was fun seeing the people behind the avatar. Poynter is a pretty pimp place, too. Definitely won’t be my last trip there.
David Irwin (@ComoDiBassetto): Enjoyed meeting interesting people at the Poynter Tweetup.
Barry Friedman (@BIF): Hobnobbing with the social media goober smoochers and celebrating Poynter’s 35th anniversary. #p35 #mmi (@ The Poynter Institute)
Andy Boyle (@andymboyle): Totally rocking out at #p35. Omg hai everyone.