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From my recent e-mailRainier Cold Storage Building

“It being the penultimate Thursday in the month, I thought I should write to you saying I am putting Tuttle North East into cold storage for the foreseeable future, so I can pursue a solo career basically because Thursday Fizz & Think and a Drink are doing a much better job: e.g. TF has free booze and TaaD goes out for curries! ;-)”

I’ll see if I have any more photos & post here when if / when I find them…

Photo credit to mightymoss

Thanks for all your support & look forward to continuing the Social Media conversation in other contexts.😀

btw Lloyd is aware and plotting for a resumption in future.😉

Hello all

I’ve got a bit confused with the diary, but upon re-checking it I see that the 23rd April is the penultimate Thursday of the month.

So, we have choice – have a separate meet on the 23rd, or a bevvie somewhere just before Thursday Fizz, which is slated for the 30th.

Please could you indicate your preference by voting below:

You may be aware that I’m going to Texas this week for the South by Southwest interactive festival – in fact, you may well be sick of seeing tweets etc. about it! Sorry for that… lol

I’m thinking that the penultimate Thursday of the month is the 19th (a week on Thursday) and hopefully will be back on Tyneside earlier in the day. So fingers crossed we’ll meet up that evening!

Thanks to Alistair for meeting me in the Six Restaurant bar at the Baltic – apologies I didn’t make it clearer where in the Baltic we were meeting – doh!

So, please can I have a show of hands for a) meeting up again on the 19th, and b) whether we should try for the Six bar again (sixth floor of the Baltic), or go for the Pitcher & Piano?

Also, I’ve had some feedback that the mailing list is too centred around me (i.e. I administer it and it isn’t all that easy for others to get involved etc.), which is also the case for the blog – although happy to add other contributors.

Fair enough!

So, I was wondering whether something along the lines of Ning (e.g. http://sxsw.ning.com/) might be more in order? Or should we keep things informal because you folk have plenty of other things on the go & don’t realistically have time to get involved?

[also available via e-mail!]

Harry_Tuttle_in_BrazilIf you liked the Newcastle Twestival, then you may like Tuttle North East – an informal meet up, once a month, to talk about Social Media & Web 2.0.

It’s not technical, it doesn’t have a structure – it’s literally a beer and a natter. This link to Tuttle founder Lloyd Davis’ Advice to a new Tuttle-meister, sets out his thoughts on how to set up & run a Tuttle group.

So you can keep in touch, I’ve set up a mailing list – you can subscribe here. Let me know if you have any issues.

The meeting for February was cunningly folded into the Twestival, but the March tweet-up will be at 1630 on March 19th at Newcastle’s Pitcher & Piano (on the Quayside).

I think shooting for the penultimate Thursday of each month will help avoid Codeworks TaaD clashes, and IMO more people go out on a Thursday…

Please let me know whether you’re interested or planning to turn up by registering your interest on Upcoming.

If someone would like to lead a meeting on say, Teesside, please also let me know.

If you’d like to upload your photos to the Web, may I suggest you upload to Flickr? Please tag your photos with “tuttlenortheast” [without the quote marks!], and you can also add them to the Tuttle North East flickr group.

If you take some video, then mebbes we should have a chat & decide which platform to publish your footage on!

Very much hope to see you then.🙂

Thanks to shaun Allan of Vector 76 for joining me in January at the Pitcher & Piano. Shaun’s company do Virtual World builds, in particular in Second Life. We had a good natter about all things metaversal, but he’s a bit shy because of all the paparazzi attention (see photo & SL likeness at bottom)!

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Vector 76 (i.e. Shaun and Celia) have been putting together a virtual mock-up of the main quayside areas along the Tyne, i.e. both Gateshead and Newcastle. They are due to go live any moment – see photos at the bottom of this post.

I’m also including a shameless plug for T.O.F.F.S., whose Toon strip Shaun’s avatar models.😉

Another shameless plug is for the Thinking Digital conference, in front of whose banner Shaun’s av is standing…

 Thinking Digital Conference 09

Future Tuttle NE meetings

I will continue to organising these meet-ups if there is demand, but maybe I need to improve my communication if people are to know about them. I’ve been doing a lot of tweeting, but I think people also respond well to e-mails! Comments below please.🙂

It makes sense for the February Tuttle NE to be folded into the Tyne Twestival. Details of which are:- 12 February 2009, 1930, The Other Rooms, Times Square, Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP. Hope to see you there!

I will be asking people at the Twestival whether they still want to meet up for Tuttle NE drinks each month…  

Red Shoes-shod lady in Vector 76's Second Life island
TOFFS wearing Toon supporter in Vector 76's Second Life island, with Thinking Digital banner
TOFFS wearing Toon supporter in Vector 76's Second Life island

Hello folks.

Tuttle School | Looking back

Photo credit to Jason Wermager photography

Quick shout to say the next meeting of Tuttle North East is scheduled for 16.30 on 23rd January, at the Pitcher and Piano in Newcastle. See Upcoming.

Hope to see you there! Check out some footage from the London event:

Social Media Cafe - Tuttle club

[Update – seems to be a Flickr video FAIL]

Tuttle School and photo below are from Tuttle, North Dakota:

Dakota [Tuttle, ND] 111

Photo credit to Jason Wermager photography

A fairly gratuitous post to say that we had a fine time at the Pitcher and Piano, and I took some photos (badly).🙂

A good time was had by all, and we will reconvene hopefully in the third week of January.

 

Paul Smith Jon Nairn
Lee Simpson Unflattering photo of Stephen Davies
Celia Shaun Allan

David Tennant (apparently)