TweetcampSA: The largest social media event in San Antonio. A RECAP.

July 22, 2009 at 8:49 pm | Posted in Event News | 2 Comments
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On Saturday, July 18, 2009 Trinity University welcomed approximately 150 people thirsty for Twitter knowledge. The good news is the thirst was quenched. The bad news is that we are hearing reports of our attendees being hungry – And that’s precisely what the organizers had in mind.

We hope that you will go out into the world of social media to explore, implement what you learned during our sessions and maybe even collaborate with the new friends and connections you made at TweetcampSA.

To help refresh your memory and so that you begin to gather some of the material YOU helped us create and collect during the event… A RECAP!

View a complete list (and some of the presentation slideshows) of the TweetcampSA expert, beginner and spontaneous session

This includes the ever-popular lunch time flash cards!

If you would like to have your session’s slideshow presentation included in this section drop us a comment.

View photos and videos taken by our volunteers and TweetcampSA attendees

If you have more pictures or video, please do share!

floxeeView a list of our attendees (partial) or, better yet… Join the TweetcampSA group on Floxee to be part of our ongoing community by sending tweet to @mully with the #tweetcampsa hashtag plus any other hashtags from the list page that you would like to tag yourself to.

View TweetcampSA coverage

If you wrote a blog post or news story about TweetcampSA let us know, we’d love to read it and share it.

A  lot went on during at TweetcampSA. If we missed something please let us know.

Thank you for helping make TweetcampSA happen!

Find your friends from TweetCampSA

July 22, 2009 at 3:57 am | Posted in Attendee Spotlight, Event News | 1 Comment
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hello-my-name-isBelow is a list of everyone at TweetCampSA who signed our Twitter handle poster. We had nearly 150 attendees but there are only 91 Twitter handles on this list. If your Twitter handle isn’t here but you were at TweetCampSA and you’d like to share it with everyone, please DM us, @tweetcampsa us or email us at tweetcampsa at gmail dot com with your Twitter handle and we’ll add you to this esteemed list!

@1337wine
@13cathleen
@369wayman
@a_franceschini
@abt70
@ahayne
@aliciasanera
@andinarvaez
@atrickett
@becky_j
@bkearney
@bloommaternity

@carlagee
@ccoleman1974
@ccolmenar
@charlotteanne
@colleenpence
@corrington
@dbrsat
@designminded
@djdblr
@dlairman
@donphilbin
@dynila
@ecrh
@emilymckay
@epodcaster
@ericaogrady
@estherfoster
@f_a_h
@faithhinchman
@firecatsue
@food4sa
@fostercreative
@funpearls
@hollyhoffman
@janica
@jdirt
@jessyoung13
@jijiking
@joeruiz
@jrs1511
@kellymorrispr
@komet_marketing
@krazyboutgolf
@ksatnews
@lettergirl
@libbytilley
@lindafarley
@madeinsatx
@mapetite
@marciecasas
@maryanthony
@marz8
@maurahernandez
@momonmars
@mrbravo2000
@mrmcclain
@mully
@nlott
@obhter
@personique
@philwest
@promogeorge
@rafaelmarquez
@rbearsat
@reallyshecky
@robertdominguez
@sabusykids
@sammytu
@sandrasantos
@sarah_teacher
@savorsa
@scotmckay
@scvanderver
@shakupawo
@shelleyrae
@slowesanchez
@smcalpin
@suescunfast
@talldavid
@texasbuck
@theredrecruiter
@torijohnson
@tprnews
@txconflictcoach
@videopublishing
@wilywillie
@wmcaldera
@womansportsmind
@writeontime
@wxprobrian

Sponsor Spotlight: Tweetcamp San Antonio goes to college at Trinity University

July 18, 2009 at 4:37 pm | Posted in Event News, San Antonio, Sponsor Spotlight, Sponsors | Leave a comment
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Trinity-University-A0C2AF6FDisclaimer: I attended Trinity University from 2004 – 2008 to earn my Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Marketing.

Today, hundreds will arrive at Trinity University to attend the biggest social media event of its kind to take place in our city – Tweetcamp San Antonio.

This is not a mere coincidence.

When the organizers of Tweetcamp were searching for a venue we had a checklist, nay, a list of demands that had to be fulfilled if Tweetcamp was going to be the rock star event we had in mind.

Our venue had to be wired. Or should we say unwired? Wireless internet access was a must since we expected most, if not all, of our attendees to bring their laptops with them to tweet, blog, stream and browse the internet throughout the event. Trinity is one of Intel’s top 10 most unwired college campuses. Check!

Our venue had to help us showcase the best of our city. Trinity University is located just a few minutes south of the airport and a few minutes north of downtown San Antonio. The area is full of shops, parks, restaurants, museums and homes that are part quaint, part modern and entirely worthy of an afternoon walk. With recent extension of San Antonio River, the world-famous River Walk is now 1.5 miles closer to Trinity. It won’t be long before the final portion of the Museum Reach extension is complete and the University becomes part a project that will revitalize the city and help new and old San Antonio reconnect seamlessly.

Bonus point: Trinity’s campus is modern and gorgeous in and of itself. See for yourself.

Fun fact: I happened to be a student tour guide at Trinity and know that the color of the brick that makes up the façade of all the buildings on campus is not just red – it’s Trinity Red.

Our venue had to be inside the social media loop. Trinity University contacted the organizers to be the official host of Tweetcamp San Antonio via – you guessed it – Twitter. You can follow @Trinity_U on Twitter and find several Trinity administrators and staff on Twitter as well. The University is actively making conscious efforts to learn from others, share thoughts and information, reach out to their constituents and participate in conversations via social media. WIN.

Our venue had to be free. Along with our other sponsors, Trinity University is to thank for helping us make this a free event open to the public.

So you see, your Tweetcamp San Antonio organizers are pretty high maintenance. Fortunately, Trinity has not only lived up to everything we expected from our venue – it has gone above and beyond.

And on a final note, Tweetcamp San Antonio going to college at Trinity University is an event in and of itself. Conferences are often held at hotels, meeting rooms and other venues that have no connection to the topic at hand. Ours is not the case.

Social media has gone mainstream. There is no doubt about that. And tools like Twitter are forcing industries and institutions to reinvent themselves. I only really started to figure out what I wanted in terms of a career when I got to college. If higher education institutions are not tuned into social media and introducing it in the classroom by this point, they are failing to educate students about the context of the world today or prepare them for what the world may look like in the near future. But higher education institutions willing to take the plunge into social media despite the lack of structure, constant state of flux and the predominance of application over theory are the ones that will turn out professionals that are truly prepared to take on our reinvented industries and inherit the new world.

The early bird gets the shirt (and other important TweetCampSA info)

July 18, 2009 at 1:55 am | Posted in Event News | Leave a comment

TweetCampSA is almost here! Really! It’s just hours away. And there’s still time to register.

We know you’ll be up late tonight beaming with excitement, barely able to sleep, so you can spring out of bed to hit the Trinity University Campus bright and early tomorrow morning. Just be sure to get to Trinity’s Northrup Hall (registration desk will be just outside of Room NH 040) by 9:00 a.m. sharp. We have over 200 people registered to attend TweetCampSA and only the first 150 people to arrive will get an official shirt! This is one bad boy you’ll want to be sportin’ all over town so set your alarm clock.

Where to park:

For your convenience, Lots A, B, E, and M will be available for parking, see map below. Unfortunately, the Alamo Stadium parking lot directly across from Northrup Hall is closed on Saturday, but the south lot is open – feel free to park wherever there are available, designated spaces or where it’s most convenient for you. Please do not park in the fire lanes.

Please note that Trinity will be hosting other events on Saturday. Plan on arriving a few minutes early to park. We also encourage everyone to carpool. It’s good for the environment and it makes car rides more fun.

What about the WiFi?

Glad you asked. Trinity University is one of Intel’s Top 10 Most Unwired College Campuses. That means wherever you are on campus, you’re online! But you’ll need to be sure you’re configured properly and you’ll need the super-secret TweetCampSA wifi password. Visit http://budurl.com/tweetcampsawifi for info on configuring your laptop to access Trinity’s wifi. We’ll provide the password at the event. Bring your own power cord and a power strip to be sure your laptop doesn’t peter out. You don’t want to miss a second of tweeting!

What if I don’t have a Twitter account? Am I crazy to attend?

Absolutely not! Newbies and beginners from all walks are encourage to join us. Our first beginner session, slated to start at 9:30 a.m., will focus on getting those new to Twitter signed up for an account. Let us walk you through this process and answer a few questions before we dive in to the deep end of the microblogging pool.

View / share media:

Be sure to use the official Twitter hashtag, #TweetCampSA, and the everywhere tag, TweetCampSA, when sharing about the event.

Share photos and videos on Flickr: http://flickr.com/groups/tweetcampsa

View our Expert Session Livestream: http://ustre.am/pJa

View our Beginnier Session Ustream: http://livestream.com/tweetcampsa

Join the conversation:

Twapper Keeper

We’ll be using Twapper Keeper to archive and organize our tweets based upon the #tweetcampsa hashtag. Twapper Keeper also allows us to use a few more tags or !x actions to help us organize our tweets. Include the characters below in your tweets to have them added to the following folders on the TweetCampSA Twapper Keeper page:

!q  for the Questions folder

!c for the Cool Apps folder

!p for the People folder

Twapper Keeper scans for new tweets approximately every 5 minutes (based upon velocity of tweets). This cool new app is in beta and it’s possible our gigantic tweet stream (yes, we’re counting on you to TWEET your hearts out) might overwhelm Twapper Keeper. If that happens, Twapper Keeper will still be a valuable app—we’ll be able to refer to the TweetCampSA Twapper Keeper page and hashtag after the event to see everyone’s tweets in a nicely organized fashion.

Facebook Group: TweetCampSanAntonio

Twitter Hashtag: #TweetCampSA

Everywhere tag: TweetCampSA

Email us: TweetCampSA@gmail.com

on Twitter: @TweetCampSA

Remember, TweetCampSA is an “unconference.” But what does that mean?

TweetCamp San Antonio works in an UNconference sort of way. If you register for the event all you need to do is show up and see TweetCamp come to life in front of your very eyes.

All attendees are encouraged to contribute and participate. There are no session or workshops in the way we are used to thinking about them. YOU are the event (how very social media of us huh?) and we encourage you to share what you know, start discussions, ask questions and collaborate to make TweetCamp San Antonio happen and make sure that people get the most out of the event and its attendees.

Please be sure to read our previous post, A few things you need to know before you come, which details TweetCampSA’s location, parking, food/drink and after hours event.

We’re a BANG! not a whimper sort of crowd. The party lives on even after TweetCampSA is over.

Tweetcamp sessions will wrap up at 5 p.m. but we want to give you an opportunity to catch up with all the great speakers and attendees you may not have gotten a chance to get to talk to during the conference. Please join us at Trinity University’s pub, Tigers’ Den, from 5 – 7 p.m. for a few ice cold beverages. We’ll provide the snacks.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Please see the map below for more on parking and our Tweetcamp location at Trinity University. Also below, directions to Trinity via Google Maps.

TrinityUniversityMap

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Colleen Pence is one of three organizers of TweetCampSA. A Twitter addict since summer 2007, she previously managed marketing and public relations campaigns for the San Antonio Symphony, Marmon Mok and BluePhoenix ASNA. She now owns Social Media Mentoring, a consulting company teaching businesses and individuals the benefits and nuances of using social media. She’s authored her personal blog for four years and blogs for the San Antonio Express-News.

If you wish to cover TweetcampSA, here are some helpful notes

July 17, 2009 at 4:30 pm | Posted in Event News | Leave a comment
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If you are a journalist or blogger and wish to write about Tweetcamp San Antonio we want to provide you with a brief of the event, which includes a number of relevant and helpful links to help you get the job done.

You are, of course, more than welcome to contact us at any time in the way that is most convenient for you to get more information or Tweetcamp resources.

Click on the image below to access a PDF version of the Tweetcamp San Antonio media advisory. All links are active.

We look forward to reading from you!

We will be on the lookout for your post, but in case we miss it please take a moment to include a link to your Tweetcamp San Antonio post or news story in the comments section below. And be sure to use the “tweetcampsa” tag. Thank you in advance and thank you for being part of Tweetcamp San Antonio.

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TweetCampSA host and sponsor Trinity University is one of the “most unwired college campuses”

July 17, 2009 at 4:10 am | Posted in Event News, Sponsors | 2 Comments
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Be sure to bring your laptop with you to the campus of Trinity University this Saturday for TweetCampSA. TweetCampSA host and sponsor Trinity University was ranked among Intel’s Top 10 “Most Unwired College Campuses.”

We’ll provide the info you’ll need to access the wifi onsite. All you’ll need is your trusty laptop or netbook (and perhaps your power cord and a power strip or two to share the electric love with your fellow campers). You’ll be ready to tweet your way through TweetCampSA!

We’re just one day away from the biggest social media event in San Antonio. Check out our “things you need to know before you go” post about our location, parking, food, etc. More info is on the way so stay tuned to @TweetCampSA for updates and info.

Sponsor Spotlight: Six Questions with Firecat Studio

July 15, 2009 at 5:51 pm | Posted in Sponsor Spotlight, Sponsors | Leave a comment
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In addition to listing them on our Sponsors page, TweetCampSA sponsors will also be featured on our blog so we can introduce you to the companies making TweetCampSA possible. Check them out and follow them on Twitter! TweetCampSA sponsors are the cutting-edge businesses in our community who understand, appreciate and make use of microblogging as part of their overall communications strategies.

firecatIntroducing TweetCampSA Sponsor Firecat Studio (questions answered by Susan Price, @FirecatSue)

1. How do you use microblogging?

Every which way! I’ve ridden technology trends my whole career and social media is the most exciting, society-transforming one yet.

I tweet a mix of business and personal stuff as @firecatsue, and conduct social media campaigns for a variety of clients. We focus on creating and maintaining relationships rather than doing heavy-duty marketing – and that approach has served us and our clients well.

An all-business stream gets boring, and an all-personal stream is boring, too — except to your significant other or your parole officer. Twitter is an excellent way to get to know more people, and to get to know the ones you already know, better. Over time, you learn what makes people tick, what excites them, and what they have in common with you. That magic mix of personal and business flavor is something you learn over time. I don’t always get it pitch-perfect; no one does. But that’s the goal.

2. How has microblogging changed your business?

Our participation in social media causes us to be more human, honest and transparent in our dealings with clients, colleagues and competitors – and in turn, they’re more human and open with us. Their needs are more real, their opinions matter more to us. Everything moves faster. It’s fabulous! We’re actively creating the world I want to live in, every day.

Because we specialize in online strategy, we watch trends in communications technology very closely. As with computers, desktop publishing and the web, early adopters and risk takers are rewarded with strategic advantages. We’ve always spent a good bit of time in research, but with the explosion of tools and techniques, an even greater percentage of our time has to be devoted to R&D, simply to keep up. We’ve created some events that allow us to mix marketing with this “keeping up” – participating in Social Media Club, sponsoring Coworking and brownbag lunches.

Social media and microblogging have become a standard part of our online presence and marketing mix. We think a lot more about mobile access.

Because there are NO Twitter holidays, we’ve had to adapt some of our processes and schedules to accommodate more evening and weekend business activity.

Twitter and other social media tools have become very important to the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) projects we handle.

And the websites we design have become more “social media” in nature, generally built on a content management system (CMS) to enable that all-important two-way dialog. Our design templates include Twitter feeds and Share This! widgets.

3. What makes you follow some people/businesses over others?

I autofollow, and then vet followers periodically throughout the week. I look first at the quality of tweets. Are they helping people? Are they engaging in dialog? If self-promos predominate their stream, I unfollow. If they’re heavily reliant on quotes of others or retweets, I unfollow if there’s no originality or value-add.

Although I almost never exclude someone on the basis of their twitter “handle,” sometimes those trigger an unfollow; e.g., @godofmoney or @affiliatewhore.

I used to look at followers/following ratio, but find that’s less helpful than it used to be. If you follow 10,000 people, you can’t be listening to them all, so there’s no special merit in maintaining a 1:1 balance over a certain number of followers.

4. Who would you like to see on Twitter who isn’t there already?

Wise elders! I just signed up to teach a seniors class in social media; I find their voices missing for the most part. My web industry gurus were all early adopters, so they’re in good supply. My creativity needs constant restocking, so I love seeing little inspirational bursts from pure creatives — songwriters, musicians, designers, artists, directors, comedians. Is Matt Groening on Twitter? Robin Williams? Weird Al? I’m happy to be following John Cleese. Is Terry Gilliam tweeting yet? And kids. I’d love to see kid drawings, or hear kid voices.

5. Why are you sponsoring TweetCampSA?

As we integrate social media into our everyday lives, it can be scary and even disruptive. We’re evolving the “norms” of the new online society as we go, and I prefer being purposeful about that — intentionally creating the culture the way I want it to be. Welcoming, inclusive, honest, supportive. Also, it’s hard to keep up, so I like meeting and comparing notes with other smart people.

I’ve learned a ton of vital information from every single San Antonio “Camp” event so far, from PodCamp to BarCamp to FreelanceCamp to AccessCamp to GreenCamp.

6. Give us an elevator pitch about your business.

Firecat Studio helps your business leverage new and emerging technologies. We design websites, brand identities, eMail and eNews campaigns, social media strategies, as well as print and video pieces. We excel at the strategy work that ties marketing efforts together and creates synergy between them.

Like our name suggests, working with Firecat is a curiously transformative experience. We examine your business and your goals holistically to help you transform and adapt, burn away the nonessential and drive the business you want. We work with you and your staff to create sustainable, positive business processes that continue to deliver value for years to come.

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Colleen Pence is one of three organizers of TweetCampSA. A Twitter addict since summer 2007, she previously managed marketing and public relations campaigns for the San Antonio Symphony, Marmon Mok and BluePhoenix ASNA. She now owns Social Media Mentoring, a consulting company teaching businesses and individuals the benefits and nuances of using social media. She’s authored her personal blog for four years and blogs for the San Antonio Express-News.

Tweetcamp is this Saturday: A few things you need to know before you come

July 14, 2009 at 4:04 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

NorthrupTo everyone who has registered and is planning to attend the first-ever Tweetcamp San Antonio – we can’t wait to meet you!

Below are a few things you need to know about what awaits us all on Saturday. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at tweetcampsa@gmail.com or send a tweet to @tweetcampsa and be sure to use the official event hashtag #tweetcampsa.

Where to go

Tweetcamp is sponsored and hosted by Trinity University located at One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212. Tweetcamp will be held inside the Northrup Building – rooms NH 040 (basement) and NH 232 (second floor). We will kick the morning off at 9 a.m. at the registration tables just outside of room NH 040. Be sure to arrive at 9 a.m. sharp or even a few minutes early if you can. We will give away free T-shirts to the first 100 attendees – talk about motivation!

Where to park

For your convenience, Lots A, B, E, and M will be available for parking, see map below. Unfortunately, the Alamo Stadium parking lot directly across from Northrup Hall is closed on Saturday, but the south lot is open – feel free to park wherever there are available, designated spaces or where it’s most convenient for you. Please do not park in the fire lanes.

Please note that Trinity will be hosting other events on Saturday. Plan on arriving a few minutes early to park. We also encourage everyone to carpool. It’s good for the environment and it makes car rides more fun.

Where to eat

Thanks to our kind sponsors and Trinity University Dining Services we will have coffee, other refreshments and some morning snacks for you, but it would be a good idea to grab a hearty breakfast before arriving.

For those who plan to stay with us throughout the morning and into the afternoon sessions, we invite you to join us for a complimentary light lunch at Trinity University’s Fiesta Room. There are also many restaurants near Trinity if you would rather eat off campus. We’ll leave lunch up to you. Just know that you have plenty of options. Feel free to ask for suggestions from the organizers or fellow attendees!

It ain’t over till it’s over

Tweetcamp sessions will wrap up at 5 p.m. but we want to give you an opportunity to catch up with all the great speakers and attendees you may not have gotten a chance to get to talk to during the conference. Please join us at Trinity University’s pub, Tigers’ Den from 5 – 7 p.m. for a few ice cold beverages. We will provide the snacks!

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Please see the map below for more on parking and our Tweetcamp location at Trinity University. Also below, directions to Trinity via Google Maps.

TrinityUniversityMap

Sponsor Spotlight: Six Questions with VideoPublishing.com

July 13, 2009 at 7:13 pm | Posted in San Antonio, Sponsor Spotlight, Sponsors | Leave a comment
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In addition to listing them on our Sponsors page, TweetCampSA sponsors will also be featured on our blog so we can introduce you to the companies making TweetCampSA possible. Check them out and follow them on Twitter! TweetCampSA sponsors are the cutting-edge businesses in our community who understand, appreciate and make use of microblogging as part of their overall communications strategies.

VideoPublishing LogoIntroducing TweetCampSA Sponsor VideoPublishing.com (questions answered by Andrew Trickett, managing director of VideoPublishing.com, @videopublishing)

1. How do you use microblogging?

We try to use it to establish a “connection” with our customers and partners. We’re on Twitter, Facebook and WordPress.

2. How has microblogging changed your business?

We’re fairly new at it and need to get more active. But we have already seen that it develops a sense of “intimacy” with clients. The unexpected benefit is how excited employees get when they see us post. They love seeing the information and discussions too.

3. Who are your fave follows?

As a business, we like to follow @fredwilson. He is a venture capitalist who often gives fantastic insights on technology business…and often, life.

4. What’s your criteria for RTs?

We try to be somewhat selective, picking things that we think will be of use to a lot of our followers and *somewhat* related to our business, especially because we’re more of a B2B company than B2C.

5. Why are you sponsoring TweetCampSA?

Because we believe in the idea and we’re reaching the thought leaders of the San Antonio online industry

6. Give us an elevator pitch about your business.

We provide a hosted system for online videos that will be used for professional purposes, such as company promotions and higher-end filmmaking. We have a lot of important capabilities for video professionals that you won’t get with “the usual suspects.” We also do live video, streaming music, and can digitize old film.

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Colleen Pence is one of three organizers of TweetCampSA. A Twitter addict since summer 2007, she previously managed marketing and public relations campaigns for the San Antonio Symphony, Marmon Mok and BluePhoenix ASNA. She now owns Social Media Mentoring, a consulting company teaching businesses and individuals the benefits and nuances of using social media. She’s authored her personal blog for four years and blogs for the San Antonio Express-News.

Sparrow sponsor spotlight: 10 questions with Jim Adcock

July 10, 2009 at 8:03 am | Posted in Attendee Spotlight, Sponsor Spotlight | 3 Comments

Every Tuesday and Friday, we will feature a TweetCamp San Antonio attendee on the blog to give you an insight of the diverse group of people that have come together thanks to the micro-blogging services that are reinventing the way we do communications. Feel free to follow these people and get a head start on TweetCamp San Antonio. If you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to RSVP!

Introducing TweetCamp attendee AND Sparrow-level sponsor @dlairman.

dlairman

1. Who are you?

I’m Jim Adcock in Austin TX – @dlairman on Twitter.  I’m also “the spam guy” – ask me about it sometime!

2. What do you do?

I’m a SharePoint developer/administrator, a .Net web developer, a champion of process improvement.

3. Why social media?

Jason Alba and Tiffany Songvilay.  At a presentation on SharePoint, Tiffany talked about how she is doing less blogging and posting more on Twitter instead, because of the very active #SharePoint community on Twitter.  Then I saw Jason talk about using social media as a platform to talk about who you are, to market yourself, in a job search.  Some of what he talked about, especially in terms of building your reputation as an expert in your field, matched what Tiffany had said.  In my research and experience since, I’ve found wonderful synchronicity and serendipity in social media.

4. How do you use microblobbing services like Twitter for work/business?

I talk about what I learn, what I know, what I’m doing to improve myself professionally.  I point the way to more information about myself and those things, so that people can get in-depth information.  I try to help others in my communities all that I can.

5. How, if at all, do you use microbbling services for personal purposes?

On Twitter, I occasionally talk about things I am doing personally, to give a more rounded view of myself as a person, as someone whom others can work comfortably with.  I do more of that kind of thing on Facebook, but with an eye to the fact that, once information is published, it is out of my control, so I do try to stay professional about the things I publish.

6. Tell us a Twitter success story

I made a personal connection to someone I was also trying to get a job from.  I had re-Tweeted something Neil Gaiman had re-Tweeted from Cory Doctorow.  A distant relation of my wife saw the tweet on Facebook, and as she works at a place that has a number of projects by Neil, offered to comp me some free stuff.  Meanwhile, David, they guy I had been interviewing with, tweeted that his 3 year old son loves a particular TV show.  When I checked the catalog for Neil’s stuff, there were DVDs of the show that David’s kid liked.  So I got comped the DVDs I wanted and a DVD for Dave’s kid.  Everyone went away very happy, especially David’s son.

7. Twitter FAIL story? Lesson (s) learned?

None so far, thankfully!

8. Your favorite Twitter follows? Why do you follow these people? Have you ever met them?

9. Your Twitter pet peeve?

Purveyors of porn, multi-level marketing or get-rich-quick schemes.  The latter two are of no value to me at all, and the first is inappropriate for using Twitter professionally, even if they are only following me and not vice-versa.  I’m a big believer in the Block function on Twitter.

10. Any additional words of wisdom?

Lots of them. Read my blog for all of them I have typed up so far, with more to come!

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Andi Narvaez is one of the three organizers of TweetCamp San Antonio. She is an public relations account coordinator for KGBTexas Public Relations / Advertising in San Antonio, Texas and is also one of the three founders of the San Antonio Media/PR/Business Tweetup. She writes a blog on integration, communication and our evolving society. She recently earned her degree in Communications and Marketing from Trinity University. She is originally from Quito, Ecuador.

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