Today is the inaugural Meatspace Monday. If you need some more background as to what this is really about, check it out here.
Twitter is a great way to connect with people you would never invite to be friends on myspace or facebook. I’ve started up numerous relationships with folks who I keep in contact with throughout the day and even start up chats in google talk or aim about what is going on in there life. The next step I’m looking to do is actually meet these folks in real life just to hang out. I looked for a service that could use twitter in a way to create an invite for a “Tweetup”(twitter meetup) create the event and it publishes to your twitter account and you can encourage your friends you’d like to meet up with to go and meet with you! It’s funny that during the events usually everyone is sending out tweets about who you are hanging out with, which spawns more twitter friends to connect with.
I would recommend finding places that have wifi because a lot of the connections you have are online and it’s always fun to meet up, have some coffee, let them show you their favorite youtube pages, or what they are up to in their life. Make sure you focus on them and not yourself. I have a problem sometimes of getting so excited about things I’m up to, but I’m called to be even more excited about other peoples lives, especially if it is dealing with having them as a friend eternally!
So this Monday I will be going to an event at a coffee shop with some friends who are playing some music and hanging out with other friends! What will you be doing this Monday to connect? Create a Twitzu event to meet up with someone at Starbucks after work, or even do an early morning tweetup.
Andy also sent me to a post that he wrote a little ways back about “friending and de-friending“, something that we can all probably say has happened to us.
Have a great Monday and get a real tan, instead of the computer-screen kind.