Tuesday, February 9, 2010

DelTweet 3.0 - the debrief

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - Kildare's in Newark - easily one of the greatest nights in the history of Social Media in the First State!

Approximately 175 people came out for DelTweet 3.0 - raising more than $700 and 243 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Delaware.

And, Gov. Jack Markell started Twittering!

Here's the great thing - this gathering was a true representation of Delaware - there were people from all over the state, representing every part of the political and social spectrum. We had business leaders, politicians, artists, community activists, entrepreneurs, young people (I think my 17-year-old son was the youngest) and seniors (not going to guess on the oldest person there).

Oh, and here's a video from the News Journal:

But the feel wasn't of a business mixer, or political rally, or self-help seminar - this felt like a family reunion! The connections made were more than just superficial business card exchanges - people really connected here! The only real complaint I've heard since the event is that people didn't get to meet everyone they hoped to meet because there just wasn't enough time (we'll take that into consideration for next time).

Besides the video above (thanks Rodney jordan!) there was some great media coverage and a ton of photos, here's some samples:

From the University of Delaware Review - great article and photos!
From the Delaware Business Ledger - more photos and another great article
WDEL's Hi-Tech Watch - click here to go directly to the audio
The_BORG interviewed on the Rick Jensen Show
Check out Maya's blog post here

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