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