Picture courtesy Karthik Well the third Chennai twitter meetup was held yesterday - and like the second tweetup, this one too was decided in a hurry. UNLIKE the last tweetup, we had more people - 7 people all in all including me, The ones that attended were Ashish (@ashishmohta) Balaji Sowmyanarayan(@labsji) Gayathri (@gbot) Karthik(@karthiksn) Narayanan(@narayananh) Palaniappam (@palam) The venue was decided to be Mocha, K N K Road, Nungambakkam as it seemed to be sort-of a central location to most people.
It seems with twitter everything happens instantaneously. You get instant feedback, instant replies, instant responses. And the next Chennai twitter meet was decided instantaneously. I was talking to Ashwin aka cruisemaniac regarding his day day in Italy, and he asked if I’m in Chennai. I responded in positive, and he told me he’ll be landing here and will be here till Saturday and bam! Next thing we know we decided to meetup this Saturday, and extend the invitation to fellow Chennai twitter users.
Well, Kiruba decided to organise a Chennai Twitter Meetup. As the Wiki states, It’s really an excuse to have an informal get-together and some fun. A reason for us to get away from keyboards and make new friends in meatspace. We go dutch. Get your wallet along! Need directions? Call Kiruba at 98415 97744 Help tweet the news or slap the badge on your blog. If you’re a twitterer in Chennai and would like to be part of the meetup then head over to the Tweetup Wiki and fill in the details.
Preshit had introduced me to twitter a while ago, but I’d never bothered to check it(don’t ask me why). Seeing twitter updates on Preshit’s blog, I thought I’d give it a try. After trying it out, I’m cursong myself — for not having tried it earlier! In case you guys are wondering, twitter uses the concept of microblogging, where you send short updates of upto 140 characters(or “tweets”) to Twitter’s website, via SMS, using IM(only Jabber-based protocols like GTalk are supported at the moment).