Wednesday, October 08, 2008

A little birdy told me....

So how many times have you heard a variation on this theme:
“Gosh that was a great show/party/free-for-all the other night at Wanna Wanna/Louies/Boomies. The band was really connecting with the crowd! The drinks were half-price and where did all those beautiful women/cute kids on the dance floor come from???”

Too bad you didn’t hear about it until the next day, hey?

Wouldn’t it be great to get short, sweet updates on local happenings directly to your cell phone or computer AS THEY ARE HAPPENING?

But of course you already can, using a really great, FREE service called Twitter!

I’m going to take a wild guess and say that there might still be a few folks out there who don’t know what twitter is...

The best way to understand how useful it is would be to set up your very own (FREE!) account at twitter.com and start using it right away. So why not head over to twitter.com and set one up. Right now! I’ll wait.

Okey dokey. Now who ya gonna follow?

We have some big fun things looming on the SPI horizon right now, and twitter is a great way to make sure you stay on top of things. Here is my list of SPI- area tweeters that I recommend you check out:

- sandyfeet - yes, I know it is egotistical as all getout to put myself at the top of the list but Sandcastle Days is NEXT WEEK and I will be tweeting blow-by-blow updates from my sandpile in Isla Blanca Park while constantly updating the photos on my flickr stream.
- spimusicfest - my fondest hope is that spimusicfest will keep us all informed of last minute schedule/venue changes, parking conditions, and anything else that could affect our enjoyment of the shows. Furthermore, you would understand why people in the know crack up when they hear the phrase “more cowbell!” if you were already following spimusicfest.
- southpadrelive - because he is one goofy SOB who really gets around and is constantly announcing new webcams and stuff
- Joni_Paragraphs - follow the trials and tribulations and reading recommendations of the owner of SPI’s new bookstore - opening soon!
- robnixon - surfrider guy and tireless defender of dunes and county parks

Spend a little time with the search feature and you will undoubtedly find some other good tweeters to follow --maybe you already have. If so, why not post them here and help us find them too?

2 Comments:

Blogger Joni said...

I've been learning so much about new internet applications and some are good and others I still haven't gotten used to. But I love twitter! It works easily from my phone, helps keep me up-to-date, without the follow-up requirements of email and lets me get the quick idea out there when I don't have the time or need to write a full-fledged blog post.

By the way, don't forget Melissa Zamora, who is another local twitterer.

1:11 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Speaking of Sandcastle Days....how busy does the island get? As in, should I try to reserve a hotel room or will I be ok to just get one once I'm there? I really want to go, but I won't know if I can until probably Thursday.

4:37 PM  

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