Getting Local with Twitter

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twitterRecently I started an experiment on Twitter. I know that I’m not the only web/design geek in the area, so I decided to use Twitter to get to know some folks in the area. Using Twitter’s people search, I looked for people in and around Augusta, GA. The result? I’m not alone, and while Twitter use in and around Augusta is next to null, there are some pretty interesting folks that I’m glad I decided to follow.

What next? Well, my hope is that Twitter will grow in popularity in the area and it’ll be a means to growing a real life social network/community here in the area. Right now the tech/creative community is rather fragmented and the only organization that caters (sort of) to us is the Augusta Advertising Federation. Its focus tends to be more traditional media-centric. There is also the newly formed Augusta Developers Guild, but it’s focusing more on Software Developers/Programmers.

8 thoughts on “Getting Local with Twitter

  1. Hey there, Chris-
    Glad to hear that. You know, here in NYC we have Meetup that is really popular. I believe Meetups are everywhere (at least they used to be). This is great way to coordinate with people in your local area.

    Hope that helps-
    CP

  2. Hey there, Chris-
    Glad to hear that. You know, here in NYC we have Meetup that is really popular. I believe Meetups are everywhere (at least they used to be). This is great way to coordinate with people in your local area.

    Hope that helps-
    CP

  3. Chris, Are you referring to using meetup.com or that you just refer to the gatherings as Meetups? (I’ve also seen people hold Tweetups – for Twitter-centric gatherings.) I’m not dense, I promise… though I know my question probably sounds incredibly stupid…

    Michael, Funny you mention that! I thought about doing something like that a year ago (almost to the day!) [See: Things to do.] I think a RefreshAugusta is the way to go. Now, to see about building, growing and nourishing a community!

  4. Chris, Are you referring to using meetup.com or that you just refer to the gatherings as Meetups? (I’ve also seen people hold Tweetups – for Twitter-centric gatherings.) I’m not dense, I promise… though I know my question probably sounds incredibly stupid…

    Michael, Funny you mention that! I thought about doing something like that a year ago (almost to the day!) [See: Things to do.] I think a RefreshAugusta is the way to go. Now, to see about building, growing and nourishing a community!

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