Twitter users in cities across the nation have been taking online networking to offline venues in gatherings called Tweet-Ups.
The mixer-like social trend hit Sioux Falls in early February with a TweetUp at Monk’s House of Ale Repute, a bar on East Eighth Street.
About 40 people attended, which pleased participants. So a second TweetUp has been scheduled for 5 p.m. April 9 at Latitude 44, a bar at 201 N. Weber Ave.
“It’s kind of a bunch of social media dorks getting together,” says organizer Paul Ten Haken, president of the marketing firm Click Rain Inc.
“The first one went great, so we’re hoping the next one goes even better,” he says.
Eventually, the group could become more formalized – by, for example, landing sponsors. That’s a hope anyway.
TweetUps bring together people, or tweeps, with a common interest even though their name tags identify them by their Twitter handles – @clickrain, for example.
Non-tweeps are welcome to the next TweetUp to learn more about the communication tool.
Twitter is essentially a micro-blogging service that enables people or businesses to communicate quickly with selected audiences in short, text-based posts known as tweets. See http://twitter.com for details.