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Mashable Social Media Day 2010 ~ Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Tweetup – #SMDay2010 #SMDay

14 Jul

June 30th, 2010 was the first ever national “Social Media Day” and to commemorate this special event, Pittsburgh held a Mashable Social Media Meetup  at the esteemed Andy Warhol Museum. I could not think of a better place than the Warhol to talk one of the biggest influencers of pop culture today: social media.

The first 50 guests to “check in” on Foursquare (showing proof via their smart phone of choice, naturally) received a free Social Media Day t-shirt. Attendees enjoyed a cash bar, a luxe yet relaxed atmosphere, and got to chat up their online pals IRL.

Tweeps linked up with LinkedIn friends in real life, as Facebook acquaintances friended one another in the flesh. The networking that was done was social indeed, but it was done without the benefit of emoticons, Twitpics, or hashtags.

Naturally, words with friends were exchanged, but most iPhones were kept in purses and pockets as true friendships were developed and explored in person.

The crowd was diverse, ranging from chic to geek and everything in between, and, everyone went back to blogging, poking, and tweeting in near anonymity just minutes after dispersing, but, for those hours at the Warhol, it was a nice occasion where two worlds nicely collided, cultivating and developing friendships new and old.

I think that Social Media Day will be an ongoing success.

Please enjoy my photos, below.

Social Media Day 2010 t-shirt

Me with friend Andy Q (@Techburgh) of Tubu Solutions, Inc.

JW (@Dubzburgh) and I at Social Media Day 2010! #SMDay

Robin D (@SixDegreesPgh) and me at Social Media Day 2010 #SMDay

What’s the Haps this Weekend? – From Playboy and Warhol to Carmen and the Women’s Expo

26 Mar

“There’s nothing to do.”

Wrong!

There is…and if you look hard enough, there ALWAYS is.

I personally will be out of commission this weekend due to surgery. However, I encourage all of you to go have some fun on my behalf. While there are plenty more events going on (and many useful online event calendars to prove it) I’ve selected a few unique ones that I think are pretty swell and worth mentioning.

1) The Playboy Pajama Party at the Andy Warhol Museum: “Join the Warhol Museum in celebrating their four new eye-opening exhibitions in true Playboy style…pajamas encouraged.”  Visit http://www.warhol.org for details. This event is Saturday, March 27, 2010.

2) The final showings of the beloved opera, Carmen, are this Friday and Saturday. We have such rich arts right here in the ‘Burgh – why not take advantage of it? Visit http://www.pittsburghopera.org for details.

3) The Women’s Expo in Greensburg – Join hundreds of women at the Sheraton in Greensburg this Saturday, March 27th, for a day of entertainment, education, and exhibits to enhance lives of women all across the region. 10am-1pm at the Four Points in Sheraton, Greensburg, PA.

4) Pittsburgh Wine Festival Presents “Wine from Down Under” – Attend a wine tasting at The Sewickley Cafe, thisSunday, March 28th, from 4:45pm-7:00pm. Good times!

5) the 4th Annual “Goin’ to the Dogs Beef & Bone Dinner” in Slippery Rock. This fundraiser benefits dog rescues in the area. It begins at 5:30pm and will be held at North Country Brewing.

As I said, there are many more.

BTW ~~ Did anyone catch the Train concert tonight at Carnegie Music Hall?

How was it?