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RTC Holiday Tweet-up Wednesday

[Press Release]

Redwood Technology Consortium welcomes the public to join them at the 3rd annual Holiday Tweet-up, Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Greenway Partners in Arcata, from 6 to 10:00 p.m.

The Tweet-up started three years ago with the intention of providing a face-to-face meeting place for community members whose main interaction was through social networking websites, like Twitter and Facebook. The event has become a fun place to gather with laptop computers, smart phones and even without technology devices to visit, play trivia games and win prizes.

RTC will also provide a bar with the vodka-based Humboldt Hashtag (a clever nod to the Twitter habit of following the pound sign with a common word or phrase, which makes a topic easy to search), local wines and microbrews and non-alcoholic drinks.

Throughout the year, the RTC focuses primarily on advocacy for broadband duplication and education. This year, the Humboldt Internet Marketing Group was created, under the RTC umbrella, and community members meet at lunchtime on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss topics that focus on marketing businesses of all sizes in the internet age.

This year, the RTC has seen the retirement of board members Steve Stratton and Robert Beckerdite, and welcomed new members Geoff Cain, Terry Olgin and Monica Topping. Veteran members Seth Johannesen and board president Mary Cruse, and board treasurer Sean Connors remain.

Greenway Partners is located at 1385 Eighth Street in Arcata, across the street from the Arcata Kinetic Lab.

The RTC Holiday Tweet-up is a no-cost, all-ages event.

  1. Mitch
    December 13, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Has Heraldo found the perfect Humboldt conversation quencher? This could be gold for when threads go flame-ward. Just post a comment with “RTC” and “tweet” in it. Instant Herald silence :)

  2. December 13, 2011 at 9:58 am

    There appears to be a major disconnect between the Heraldosphere and Twitter. Let it be known: if you’re not on Twitter you’re missing out.

  3. Plain Jane
    December 13, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Missing out on what?

  4. anonymous
    December 13, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Can one Tweet on an Olivetti-Underwood? Or do I have to figure out how to use my new IBM 286 with MS-DOS?

  5. anonymous
    December 13, 2011 at 10:38 am

    I suspect the alcohol will be necessary to avoid a total boredom meltdown at this wonky event.

  6. December 13, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Missing out on what?

    News and information as it happens, for example. If you’re interested in Occupy, there are on-the-ground updates, pictures and videos from participants. The same was true with the uprising in Cairo early this year. Follow whatever and whoever you are interested in.

  7. Decline To State
    December 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Sorry, I’m from the 20th Century.

  8. Plain Jane
    December 13, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I can’t even keep up with the news that happened yesterday. Soon I’d be reading tweets from last month and my “to read” stack will turn me into a book hoarder.

  9. December 13, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    You don’t have to read it religiously, but Twitter is great for some issues and moments in history. Plus, you choose who to follow. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

  10. Decline To State
    December 13, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Heraldo, Ah-Ha! So now we know your secret power. It’s this thing called “Twitter” and it’s “Tweeting.”

    We’re such a bunch of old geezers.

  11. High Finance
    December 13, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Twitter is great.

    Yeah, if you’re 15.

  12. December 13, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Maybe if Republicans bash Twitter people will stop promoting and organizing mass movements with it.

  13. Anonymous
    December 14, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Are people who use Twitter “Twits”? As in “Upper Class Twit of The Year?” (HiFi is my nominee)

  14. Mitch
    December 14, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Besides its asserted usefulness in promoting and organizing mass movements, Twitter is the perfect publishing platform for haiku. It’s also great for letting people know you’ve gone to the bathroom.

  15. Mitch
    December 14, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Attention twitterverse & KIEM — have gone, satisfying #2, no bank involved.

  16. December 14, 2011 at 8:25 am

    A blog can serve the same purpose but it might not attract many readers. Same goes.

  17. anonymous
    December 14, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Isn’t a smart phone necessary for full Twitter effectiveness? I can’t afford that.

  18. anonymous
    December 14, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    “This year, the RTC has seen the retirement of board members Steve Stratton and Robert Beckerdite, and welcomed new members Geoff Cain, Terry Olgin and Monica Topping.”

    I wondered what happened to Monica Topping. I remember her from her kayak ads and 25 cent chicken wing nights at the casino. Didn’t she used to date Shane Brinton too?

  19. December 23, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Oh dear, I’ve been discovered. True I haven’t been quite as shamelessly public as of late, but I haven’t disappeared. Owning one’s own business will slow you down a bit.

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