The whole notion of a Tweetup is going to sound unbearably nerdy to anyone who hasnt yet gotten sucked into Twitter (which, far from a platform to discuss what you had for breakfast, is actually a steady injection of pure-grade internet directly into your frontal cortex), but heres the deal. People who follow one another on Twitter (that is, who read one anothers text-message-length broadcasts online) often find they have a lot in common with a lot more people than they realized. So they naturally want to form little alliances for networking, for mutual interests, for recreational drinking. But how best to accomplish this? Well, as groups around the country are finding, one sure-fire way is to issue an open call: Anyone who wants to get together and chat about this hopelessly interconnected microblogging service can and should. Likewise, if you still dont know what the hell a re-tweet or a hashtag or Tweetdeck are, this is the place to learn. Mingle (i.e., enjoy drink specials) with other like-minded compulsive communicators (quite the plugged-in group of folks, typically) at New Times Broward-Palm Beachs own Tweetup from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Trina Restaurant & Lounge (601 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale). Need more? Follow (or merely read) New Times Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/newtimesbroward.
Fri., June 11, 7 p.m., 2010