Thursday, April 24, 2014
Suzanne Madore, Kate Bachman, Malorie Pastor, and Tiffany Payton
Tonight's question was: "Twitter or Facebook? And, why?"
"Twitter, because everybody starts out at the same level." - Suzanne Madore
"Twitter, because it doesn't make me hate people I don't already know." - Kate Bachman
"Twitter, because you can get a bigger reach for a lot less money." - Malorie Pastor
"Facebook, because you can use more details." - Tiffany Payton
A gathering of users brought together via Twitter.
A monthly, formally organized tweetup, Maine Tweetup (#metweetup), has been taking place in Portland for years. The month of October was without a #metweetup. That made me sad and threw off my whole month. Needless to say, I was very happy to be in attendance at the November #metweetup last night. There was a great turnout. The place was jumping!
I saw some old friends and made some new ones, I took some photos, I asked some questions, and Jackie Ward kissed me. On the cheek. It was completely platonic, but it still made my night. A big herd of people drank booze and pickle juice mixed together and were loud. So, that was fun-ish. Alex Steed was really tall (and handsome) and Joan Crocker badgered me until I took her photo. I adore Joan, so it's all good. All-in-all it was a very entertaining evening.
Another big thank you to The Old Port Sea Grill for hosting us this month. You should go there. They have good food, a great staff, a big bar, and a ginormous fish tank. Something for everyone.
Hope to see you next month! Tweet. Tweet.
Nathan O'Leary and Max Riseman
"I'd have to say Twitter because it's a public conversation. Facebook isn't necessarily all public. Twitter is just the world's ongoing conversation." - Nathan O'Leary
"Definitely Twitter. Facebook to me seems pointless. Then there's the drama and the lack of real news. That's what I see on Twitter, an actual real, unfiltered view of the world." - Max Riseman
Tyler Aldrich and Emmie Michaud
"Definitely Twitter, because I'm not a middle-aged mom." - Tyler Aldrich
"That's going to be definitely Twitter. I think that it's slightly impersonal and I don't want to share my entire life with the world. Just little snippets. So, Twitter works for me." - Emmie Michaud
Jodi Flynn, Steven Falconer, and Ryan Crocker
"I like them both for different reasons. Facebook for brand awareness, but I like Twitter for connecting with the major players that I want to do business with." - Jodi Flynn
"Facebook, because I understand it. I'm new to Twitter today!" - Steven Falconer
"I like Facebook better because I don't use Twitter that much. Facebook also allows me to run my other business online and connect me with people who I'm looking to swap ideas with and help out." - Ryan Crocker
David Jacquet and Greg Daly
"Twitter over Facebook because there is no Farmville." - David Jacquet
"Twitter, because all of the people who you want to hang out with at a party are on Twitter. All the people you want to avoid at a party, or at a family reunion, are on Facebook." - Greg Daly
Benjamin Moore, Tracy O'Clair and Shawna Cohen
Joan Crocker and Jackie Ward
Social media has changed the way that many of us learn, purchase, interact and explore the world around us. And, things are just getting started. Social, Social is a place to discuss social media with people from all walks of life. No experts allowed.
Rob works as a digital marketing & public relations consultant to agencies, brands, and individuals. He has 20 years of marketing experience. He also currently serves in a volunteer capacity as director of pr/communications for TEDxDirigo. From 2005-2011, Rob served as director of social media & agency communications at The VIA Agency (Portland). Prior to VIA, Rob worked with several PR & advertising agencies in London & Boston. He is a graduate of The University of Vermont (UVM) and a Maine transplant (2002).
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His real-life interests include art, travel, writing, design, psychology, the beach, & exercise (grudgingly at times).