Saturday, January 9, 2010

Twitterers come to theTweetup with IndyTalks Jan. 13

Today's 21st century vocabulary word: Tweetup. Says PC Magazine: "A gathering of users brought together via Twitter. For example, at conferences, Twitter is used by attendees to arrange to meet after the show for discussion, cocktails and parties. Also called a "Twestival" (Twitter festival). See Twitterese." NASA has pioneered the use of major tweetups ... its tweetup for the shuttle launch last November attracted beings with hyper-developed thumbs form as far away as New Zealand, Morocco, and Bejor.

Whether you tweet or still communicate the way people have since the dawn of time (by cell phone), you can come to the Indiana Humanities Council to hang out wiht other fans of IndyTalks:

Join us for a Tweetup listening party to kick off the IndyTalks initiative, on Jan. 13. We’ll meet at 11:45 a.m. (brown bag lunch optional) in WFYI’s community room and listen to the kick-off event: an interview with globalization expert and author Richard Longworth. (Twitter ID not required, though encouraged!)

Longworth is a senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at DePaul University. He is the author of the book, Caught in the Middle: America's Heartland in the Age of Globalism, which explores the new realities globalization has brought to the Midwest and what they mean for the region – and the country. The book is being used as a starting point for the IndyTalks initiative.

WFYI 90.1 FM HD1 will broadcast the interview at noon, so please arrive by 11:45 a.m.

Any questions? DM @INHumanities or e-mail Kristen at

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