Rooftop + Tweetup = Roofup


Last night in Boston several hundred people arrived at the Rattlesnake Bar and Grill for one of the biggest tweetups the city has seen. Organized by Northeastern University student Sarah Merion and sponsored by Johnny Cupcakes, Kickass Cupcakes, Annie Mulz and RUNmyERRAND, the event was held on the rooftop of the Rattlesnake.


In attendance were @stevegarfield, @patrick, @schneidermike @urwingman @robertcollins @michaelpsweeney, @pamelump, @repcor, @gradontripp, @mathurrell, @swirlingmedia, @bostonist, @Meg_Goullet, @michaelpsweeney, @urwingman and many, many others.


As Tweetups go, it was a good one...and an interesting one. While there were many familiar faces there, there were more unfamiliar ones. As Twitter expands beyond the inner circle of early adopters, Tweetups will no longer represent the tech elite, the Twitterati or whatever label you want to apply to those who just love to get there first. Nope. Now it's all about the regular people. And you know what? That's a very good thing. After all, how long can we all talk to ourselves over and over again saying the same things over and over again at the same places over and over again?

And while it's always fun to see your friends, it's never a bad thing to step outside your clicke every once in a while.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 5-09   Click to Comment   
Topic: Industry Events, Social   

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I agree Steve! It is great the locals and the non-Twitterati's came. That is what Twitter is all about. For businesses, that is important to remember: the regular people are your customers too, not just the big fish.

Posted by: @SarahMerion on June 5, 2009 3:43 PM

Bummed I didn't get to meet you face to face last night. You got some great shots. You saw a lot of new and familiar faces, you think these Boston tweetups may become too saturated with the same people? Then again I guess that's a problem depending on what you're trying to accomplish.

Posted by: Chris Carroll on June 5, 2009 4:22 PM

Wow - I am a twittermal in that pic! (twitter + animal = twittermal)


Posted by: Pamela Seiple on June 5, 2009 7:04 PM

Probably the best tweetup I've been to so far. Met tons of people for the first time, a bunch for the first time IRL and re-connected with some tweeps.

Was a blast, wish Sarah wasn't off to NYC for the summer so she could put together another one (or many).

Posted by: Adam Pieniazek on June 5, 2009 7:36 PM

That's pretty cool, but I personally don't like twitter. I don't need to know when somebody is taking a crap, a breath or exhaling every minute of the day.

To each his own I guess.

Posted by: Bob Loblaw on June 8, 2009 3:45 PM