If “tweetup” isn’t a regular part of your vocabulary, start getting used to it now! According to The Word Lover’s Guide to New Words a tweetup is a real world meeting between two or more people who know each other through the online Twitter service.
At the 2011 Irrigation Association show in San Diego, ValleyCrest and Corona Tools organized a tweetup/live landscape chat at the Rain Bird booth that brought together visitors from around the show and around the country. During the event, Lawn & Landscape Magazine interviewed the tweetup mastermind, Richard Restuccia, about using social media in the field of water management.
(If you watch closely you’ll see Richard tweeting behind his back a couple times. Talk about multi-tasking!)
If you haven’t participated in a landscape chat yet, you’re missing out! Chris from Corona Tools, the ValleyCrest tweeters and assorted landscape fanatics keep the discussion lively. It’s every Wednesday, around lunch time for most of the country, so grab your leftovers or your Lean Cuisine and join us as we discuss the topics nearest and dearest to our hearts.
(I know high school is a controversial topic, but think of it as sitting with the cool kids in the cafeteria and knowing you fit right in!)
By the way, you don’t need to have a Twitter account to follow along, you can just go to Twitter.com and search #landscapechat to find the conversation, then continue refreshing the feed throughout the hour. Of course it’s way more engaging if you chime in, so what are you waiting for?
If you’re getting started on Twitter be sure to check out our tweetup pals, @CoronaTools @RainBirdCorp @ValleyCrest and your favorite water ValleyCrestTakesOn bloggers, @H2oTrends @H2oMatters @MarGoH2o
Watch out for another tweetup coming at the California Landscape Contractors Association Landscape Industry Show February 1 and 2 in Los Angeles! I hope to see you there,