Anyone in the north-wast of England wanting to meet with others to network and share best practices for using Twitter could do worse than attend TweetUp North in Liverpool in November.
The event will be held in the BT Convention Centre, whose general manager Jacquie Rogers said that they were “really excited to be hosting the first TweetUp North and see how social media can benefit the events sector.”
“Social networking can be perceived as taking away face to face interaction, but we are beginning to see new communities being created as TweetUps are organised across the country – where people who Tweet meet!” she added.
I recently joined a social networking site called Twitter. The reason that I joined is simple. However the reason that I have stayed and made a conscious decision to become as Twitterer myself, is what has led me to this BLOG.
…After lurking for a while (not in a creepy context, simply observing) it occurred to me that I had encountered in Twitter a bona fide community of individuals bound together by common interests and occasionally, ideals….
I feel like I have found part of my tribe in my online community, my Tweeple, so to speak. It is my intention, in the days and weeks to come, to lean on my online tribe for the kind of support, advice, and good humor that any man can expect from one’s community…
On Monday, popular online radio network BlogTalkRadio announced a set of several new user interface features that encourage social networking and show participation.
The network has a What’s New page explaining the recent changes in detail.
Mashable says that “the focus is clearly to get visitors listening to more shows.” I agree. Without listeners, BTR dies on the vine.
A secondary pair of focal points to the changes at BlogTalkRadio appears to be to get BTR show hosts to talk to each more and to get more people to discover BTR via social networking websites like Twitter, MySpace and Facebook. read more
As many of you know, I own and operate Jobacle, a career blog and podcast that is dedicated to making work better. With all of the media hype – and now evidence – surrounding an economic downfall, it appears we are entering a new job-search chapter: too many workers, not enough jobs.
It’s times like this that a resume becomes even less valuable. After all, a resumes’ primary purpose is to act as an exclusionary tool to ELIMINATE you from the race.
It sounds boring and cliché, but that means networking is more important than ever.
Many bloggers – this one included – simply throw links to social networks on their sites and wait for the people to flock. This is a pretty passive approach.
With so much uncertainty out there, my blogging friends, let this post serve as a reminder – or better yet a catalyst – to reach out and make a new contact or rekindle an old one.
Set a goal and hold yourself accountable. Maybe it’ll be to make five new contacts this week. Perhaps 50. It’s hard work, but perhaps the most important work you can do right now.
There’s a good chance your next job will come through networking, irrespective of what you do for a living. Start now before it’s too late.
One of my favorite things about blogging is meeting new and interesting people across the world. You can find me on LinkedIn and all of the rest, but why not send me an e-mail and make me your contact for the day!
Even if I’m not your guy, go network! You’ll thank me later.
While most of the exhibitors at Blog World Expo were there to promote their products and services to the mass of bloggers in attendance, Tom and Bruce were there for a different reason. They were there to learn.
So many events and conferences bring together a lot of people with a marketing agenda. They want to sell products and services and make money. Tom and Bruce of Cart-Away Concrete showed up at this blogging conference with their portable cement mixer and said, “We don’t have anything for you to buy. We came here to learn.”
That’s right. They just came to learn from everyone who walked through the Las Vegas Convention Center Exhibition Hall over the course of the three day event. They aren’t bloggers, they aren’t web hosts, they aren’t marketers, or guys with cool blog gadgets. They are construction experts in equipment and concrete. How many bloggers have a huge commercial construction project underway and would need them? Hmmm?
No, they were there to learn. They could hire someone to teach them what to do and set up their blogs and social media services to promote their franchise and contractor business, but that’s not what they wanted. They wanted to learn from everyone in this new online social media business.