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Tweetup at Mateo’s Public

The next Nevada County Tweetup is happening this Thursday at Mateo’s Public in Nevada City. This will be the third tweetup in the area.

Here’s the invite I received from Paul and Vanessa Smith:

In this third installment of NC Tweetups, we’re putting the emphasis on the social rather then the media.

Come join us at the new Matteo’s Public, a friendly, sustainability minded brewpub to meet with friends new and old, and enjoy wine & beer tasting at w/Matt, the owner, plus live music from Kelly Flemming.

Please tweet about this to friends!

Come by to Mateo’s Public, 300 Commercial St. in Nevada City, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday (8/27/09).

NCtweetup, part 2

I attended the Nevada County Tweetup (#nctweetup) on Thursday to show my support for Brenda Horton (@brendahorton) and Vanessa Smith’s organizational efforts to get the second Tweetup in Nevada County going.

They pulled a nice crowd of about 25-30 people at BriarPatch Co-op’s community room. I did a lame attempt to live stream some of the speaking, and then ducked out after Vanessa, aka Coach Vanessa, started to take Q&A. I had to get working on a story for the paper.

Machen MacDonald, Smith and her husband Paul Smith (@greensmith) all spoke at the event. The dialogue was very promising all the way up until the point I had to leave.

It’s surprising to see how many people who are interested in just getting to learn how to use the tool. There were many folks in the building who weren’t even signed up for the service. But, obviously, that didn’t deter their interest. Check out the video below I took (using the live stream service Qik.com) from my phone of the crowd:

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Update: Nevada County Tweetup at Briar Patch

Editor’s note: The Nevada County Tweetup occurred July 23, 2009. The video below may be out of date, as it is a live stream. For the specific video, go to the video’s qik.com permalink.

Tweetup starts at 7 p.m. I’ll be there streaming some video from my phone. We’ll see how good this bad boy looks. Let me know what you think of the quality in the comments.

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Update: Nevada County Tweetup a success

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with links and photos to other stories on the Nevada County Tweetup.

Before I could call it a night after schmoozing with the Nevada County Twitterati, I had to write a few words on the event for the newspaper.

Broad Street Bistro’s wireless waves surged Wednesday evening as the restaurant hosted Nevada County’s first-ever “tweetup.”

The tweetup, a gathering for social networking enthusiasts, was hosted by KVMR’s See Jane Do radio show crew and The Union. Media consultant and local blogger Marsha Lanier gave participants a 101 course on Twitter and Facebook.

Giovanni Paredes, who runs the weather Web site www.nevadacountyweather.com, said he enjoyed networking with fellow Twitter fans.

“I think it’s important for the community to get together and figure out what we’re doing with social media and how it can help us,” said Paredes, a Nevada City resident. “I think the growth potential is there for businesses and bloggers alike.”

Samantha Steele, who has a startup called Secret Shout based in Nevada City, took the opportunity to learn more about Twitter.

“I came because of curiosity,” Steele said. “I’ve never been to a tweetup and I just started twittering and I love it.”

It appeared, from my estimates, that there were between 50-60 people at one point packing into Broad Street Bistro. (A big thank you to Theresa for keeping the shop open for us.)

I’ve been going through all the photos I’ve seen online from the Tweetup and the various blog posts. I’ll update here with my compilation of thoughts on the event. But if you’re interested, you can search the hash tag #nctweetup for a lot of comments that have already been made.

Related in the Twittersphere

  • Speaker Marsha Lanier (@marsha_lanier) provides some great photos of the Tweetup on Yfrog. She also did a nifty slideshow which is above.
  • Christina Hills (@christinahills) also shot some photos onto Yfrog.
  • Then there was See Jane Do’s blog post on the event.
  • Dixie Fix: 5 Mile House reopening; Tweetup

Social networking gets real at local Tweetup

“See Jane Do” members Jesse Locks, left, and Elisa Parker will be hosting a Tweetup June 17 at Broad Street Bistro in Nevada City with the help of The Union. A Tweetup is a gathering of people who participate in the popular social networking site Twitter.
“See Jane Do” members Jesse Locks, left, and Elisa Parker will be hosting a Tweetup June 17 at Broad Street Bistro in Nevada City with the help of The Union. A Tweetup is a gathering of people who participate in the popular social networking site Twitter.
The crew of “See Jane Do,” the popular radio show on KVMR, and The Union are hosting a Nevada County Tweetup — a mixer for local residents who are interested in the popular social networking site Twitter.

“It’s for folks who don’t know what it is and for folks who use it daily,” said Elisa Parker, who hosts “See Jane Do,” a show dedicated to empowering women. “What we hope to have is a community of people who know how to use social networks, and we can all support each other. If you were a new person using Twitter, you could walk away with a group of people who could support you, and you could help support them.”

Social media consultant and local blogger Marsha Lanier will be the keynote speaker for the event at 6 p.m. June 17 at Broad Street Bistro in Nevada City.

The Tweetup is a part of “Soiree into Action,” a push by “See Jane Do” to create interactivity with the programs and on-air shows.

“Our last program was about social media for social change,” Parker said. “So we thought incorporating a social networking event would be a great way to demonstrate how you can connect with your own community members and create positive action as a result.”

Twitter has blown up on the social networking scene with an estimated 7 million users worldwide, according to Nielsen NetView’s February report; some estimates top 10 million users now. The micro-blogging site has had a profound impact on Nevada County media, with each newspaper, radio station and Web site having its own active presence on the site.

A Tweetup allows county residents more dialogue about social media and how it can affect them, said Jesse Locks, a freelance writer and member of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce who works with “See Jane Do.”

“Communities and groups couldn’t be formed as quickly and efficiently in the past as they can be now” with Twitter, Locks said. The medium “is empowering, easy to learn and fun.”

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in The Union.

Know and Go

What: Nevada County Tweetup (#nctweetup)
When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday June 17
Where: Broad Street Bistro, 426 Broad St., Nevada City, Calif. 95959 | Get directions (google)

Grass Valley / Nevada City tweetup Wednesday June 17

With great inspiration from Jesse Locks (@jesselocks) and the See Jane Do (@seejanedo) crew, my newspaper (@theunion) is sponsoring a Grass Valley / Nevada City tweetup (#nctweetup) 6-8 p.m. June 17 at Broad Street Bistro in Nevada City, Calif. It’ll be the first local tweetup of its kind, sponsored by some major players in the area.

See Jane Do, which hosts a local radio program on KVMR, beat me to the punch by getting down to the Sactweetup a few weeks ago. They recorded a program about the event and social media in general which you can hear here.

This will be a fun, local twist on a sensation going on across the country. Think mixer and networking event. It’ll give folks who come an opportunity to put some faces to some names and ask questions of folks on the local media’s traditional scene as well as new media scene.

I had planned to host an event of this type for awhile after a conversation with Brenda Horton (@brendahorton). She recently had a social media session on Twitter with local business leaders and is a rising star in the social media landscape. But Jesse Locks got the ball rolling on this one, hooking Marsha Lanier (@MarshaLanier) in as the main speaker and securing the Broad Street Bistro (thanks a million).

I’ll be doing my part for promotion and publicity. I hope folks who follow me in the area will be gracious enough to attend. Now mark the date:

Know and Go

What: Nevada County Tweetup (#nctweetup)
When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday June 17
Where: Broad Street Bistro, 426 Broad St., Nevada City, Calif. 95959 | Get directions (google)