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Last night’s SW11 Tweet-up

It was with some nervousness I went along to The Goat last night for the Tweet-up.  I left having had a glass or two of wine too many but having spent an excellent evening in a fine put with good company.

Having never been to one (which really put me at a disadvantage for organising one) I wasn’t sure what to expect – or even how many people.  But in the end there was a good crowd that mixed well.

Ingrid Koehler, who works at the Improvement and Development Agency blogged about it this morning, referring to my little spat over surgeries.  (That post was followed by a Lambeth Labour councillor using it as an excuse for a bit of political knocking. Rather disappointingly I responded in kind rather than rising above it.)  I hadn’t particularly thought about it as any type of engagement – although I did end up talking a bit about the council with some of the people there – it was really prompted to have an excuse for a beer and by a bit of jealousy of SW15.

Obviously I’ll take any credit going.  But I think the key thing was that everyone enjoyed themselves – judging by the Tweets afterwards it seems that everyone did.  I certainly hope there will be more to come.  But for the time-being I would like to use this post to say thank-you to Bell Pottinger for their sponsorship, but most of all to the people who came for making it such a great night.

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  1. Thanks for organising it James, Met a great bunch of interesting an insightful people. There were many [explainble] coincidences that night (meeting my neighbour, the police radio operator who took calls a few weeks ago about the UFO I spotted and tweeted about from my balcony, the synchronicity I found between my company and clients and work of a social media consultant, the number of people who actually liked my name tag and agreed a Twitter-blue tshirt with @jackbremer would not be the saddest thing in the world… The list goes on!).
    Then I realised that saying the clichéd “It’s a small world” shows no significant coincidence when you’re meeting up with those who also tweet, and are based in your post code area!
    Looking forward to the next one!