Announcing the 1st ever State Fair location-based scavenger hunt with QR Codes at the Deep Fried TriangleTweetup

Last year during the North Carolina State Fair my partners and I joined forces with the State Fair organization team to plan the fair's first ever tweetup. It was called the Deep Fried TriangleTweetup with the theme "A Whole Lotta Happy". We wanted to say it was the first ever tweetup held at any state fair but we were the second state fair to do so but by fare the largest with over 150 attendees last year. This year, we're doing it again, bigger and better with more prizes, a live video show featuring @GregoryNG of Freezerburns and of course more deep fried food. The theme for the 2010 [...]

TriOut launches HTML5 location-based check-in web app for Android and iPhone users plus API

Since TriOut launched the iPhone app back in December one of the most asked questions was when will TriOut have a native app for Android and other mobile platforms. While we haven't launched a native app yet, this past Thursday during the TriangleTweetup, TriOut founder Lawrence Ingraham @LawPower made two announcements bringing TriOut closer to having a native app for other platforms and helping TriOut Android users have a better experience.

The first announcement was the launch of the TriOut API. The API provides methods to interact with our system, pulling location information, [...]

Join us Saturday for a Pre-Oscars Tweetup / #SquareUP at the @HiltonUniversal #kodakredcarpet

It's my first visit to California and I'm looking forward to meeting friends who I have chatted virtually and new friends as well.

Join us this Saturday from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Atrium Lounge at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City to celebrate the 2010 Oscars. This year, Kodak will be sending some of our nation's top bloggers to report live from the Red Carpet.

Then we'll head over to City Walk for a great night out!

You can RSVP below or go here:

A big thanks to @HiltonUniversal for hosting, and we hope to see you there!

Photo by Jen [...]

Call it a Tweetup & they will come? Wrong! Social media event marketing 101

Photo Credit: Abbyladybug

You know the saying, "build it and they will come" well, we all know how that works out and now it seems there's a new saying, call your meetup a Tweetup and they will come. Just like the first saying, businesses and people need plan accordingly and don't expect by calling your event a Tweetup that the Twitter community will embrace your meetup and show up tweeting about your product or services.

What's a Tweetup?
Oh, if you're wondering what a Tweetup is, according to a Tweetup is A group of friends on Twitter (social network) that are [...]

We’re having a Deep Fried Tweetup at the @NCStateFair

Triangle Twitter users will not be confined to 140-character conversations as they experience the Fair’s offerings at the first Deep Fried Triangle Tweetup at the N.C. State Fair on Thursday, Oct. 22.

The event, co-hosted by the organizers of Triangle Tweetup, will be held in the Folk Festival Tent from 7 to 9 p.m. on Food Lion Hunger Relief Day.

“We’ve built great relationships over the past year with our social media followers, and we wanted to organize an event that would help them enjoy the Fair in a new social way,” said Wesley Wyatt, fair manager.

During the Deep Fried [...]

Why new Twitter users don’t stick, a new Flip HD and more Twitter apps – episode 026

Today on Talk Social News discuss why new Twitter users don't stick, a new flip HD and more twitter apps.

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