Although I have seen tweets on Twitter from people I have never met before in person regarding the #usguys tweets, I am not usualy the one to jump into a conversation uninvited.
Let me share with you how it all happened. I was on my way to a networking meeting that I had signed up for a while ago. As I left my house, walking to the bus stop, I was checking Twitter on my Blackberry to see what is happening in Twitter Land. One of the tweets that caught my attention was from wonderful @DebWeinstein, the prestigious president from @SO_pr firm. I looked at the tweet stating that someone from the group could not attend last minute and there was a Free spot available for the first person to DM the interest request. My mind and my heart was telling me that this is such a great opportunity and to give it a try. I did manage to send a DM to @DebWeinstein and to my surprise she answered back with a few details about the event. Ultimately it was confirmed: I was the lucky opportunist to attend the big event. I have been to many events similar to this where people from the same line of work get together to share experiences, however the uniqueness of this event is that the majority of people in that room started a virtual acquittance that led up to the yesterday's event. To meet people virtually and to always wonder what would they be like in real life, is now something of the past. The internet had given us the opportunity to interact and connect globally and that is why I love Twitter . Although Facebook is great Social Media tool, I believe that Twitter is a better tool to access information and to connect with great people at the same time even though there are only 140 characters allowed to be used per tweet. Many things are said in fewer words and more information is spread when less is said. After all less IS more.
Here is a list with just a few of the people that I have met at the #usguysEh tweetup:
And these are just a few of the people that the Universe had allowed me to meet and to be introduced to. Looking forward to connecting with you all again and I am keeping an open mind to the opportunity of meeting more wonderful people such as yourselves in the future.