10. December 2008 11:03
Just recently I was in Kansas City for "KC Day of Dot Net" event and was talking to Becky about how to better promote the SharePoint Saturday event in Virginia Beach on January 10th and she said I should be doing it through Twitter and Facebook. If anybody really knows me I'm not the most social person because I'm always working a lot of hours and I like to keep a low profile but I figured I would give it a valiant effort and see what happens. When I got back to NYC I created 2 new Twitter accounts http://twitter.com/michaellotter and http://twitter.comspsaturday and a new Facebook group called SharePoint Saturday and event for Virginia Beach and started using all my new resources with some help from Becky.
A couple of days has gone by and I'm following a few people and few people are following me on Twitter and I've added the Twitter blog widget to my blog and a link to the SharePoint Saturday Virginia Beach site. Beyond that I'm still getting my feet wet with the whole thing and trying to find out which third party Twitter application works best for me. I can remember back in April at the Pittsburgh Code Camp (great code camp!) I met Amanda Laucher and she tried to convince me to do Twitter then but I told her it wasn't for me because it was way to social (I was having a hard enough time with my blog). She was so fanatic about it, a group of us even joked around with her that she would be the first Twitter MVP. The value of Twitter is still being measured but it does seem to be a good vehicle for getting information out and meeting new people. Last night I met Jeremy Thake and he introduce me to his SharePoint Dev Wiki.
Now Facebook is a different story and it's probably because I'm not using it correctly yet because of it's complexity but I'm getting some good tips from Becky and I'm sure it will bring great value in the future. Currently I just like posting pictures that Heather takes and taking credit for them. I've created a badge for my Facebook account because this is the only way I know how to invite people outside of search for them on Facebook.
Well I better get back to work on all my SharePoint Saturday Virginia Beach and New York City items before I run out of time.