It’s hard to deny Twitter as a major player in online and offline community building. The Austin tech community has really embraced the platform since SXSWi 2007, and Jelly in Austin, along with Conjunctured (@conjunctured), owe much of their success through word of mouth marketing as traveled through Twitter.
Last Tuesday Mike Chapman (@mikechapman) gave a great presentation for Austin Bootstrap Web at Conjunctured on the ins and outs of Twitter for both personal use and for use in business. Around 20 or so bootstrappers made the event.
For pics and an audio recap of Mike’s presentation check out the media below, provided by Austin Bootstrap Web’s fearless leader, Jon Lebkowsky (@jonl).
At 3PM on June 23, 2008 we got approval from the owner of a property in east Austin we’ve been in negotiations over for a couple of weeks.
At 5PM on June 23, 2008 we sent a message to a few people over the messaging network Twitter about having a sneak preview and some champagne at the space.
At 9PM on June 23, 2008 we had people from all over coming in to check it out.
Put anything out on Twitter and you know it will get spread around like a cold at a daycare—the great thing about Austin’s super-supportive community.Mondo thanks to everyone who came out last night!More videos will be coming soon as they’re edited, encoded and uploaded.
Dusty put some pictures on Flickr as well.If you have content from last night, send it my way or drop a link in the comments!I had a blast last night, I hope everyone did too.