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Saturday, December 05, 2009

MegaTweetUp Boston: December 3rd, 2009 - Two World Records

Boston had it's first MegaTweetup on Thursday December 3rd at the Microsoft Research Center in Cambridge.

Organized by Joselin Mane, this event ended up with 404 people registered. That's pretty amazing for a first time event. It reflects the interest that the attendees have in getting out and meeting each other in person.

Social media helps people engage with each other online and leads to real life interactions.

MegaTweetup 2009 Boston
Photo: MegaTweetup 2009 Boston by WayneNH, on Flickr CC BY-NC-ND

The numer of sponsors, partners and volunters was impressive. 100% of hte proceeds went to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. You can always donate online.


I was happy to help Joselin organize the event and MC two parts of the program, attempts at Universal Record Database World Records:

1. Largest Group To Check In At The Same Venue On Foursquare At Once

2. Most Photos at the Same Time of the Same Thing from a Tweetup.

Here I am showing Christine Major how many checkins we had on foursquare.

MegaTweetup 2009 Boston
Photo: MegaTweetup 2009 Boston by WayneNH, on Flickr CC BY-NC-ND

World's Record: Largest Group To Check In At The Same Venue On Foursquare At Once - 68

MegaTweetup 2009 Boston: The Mayor
Photo: MegaTweetup 2009 Boston: The Mayor by WayneNH, on Flickr CC BY-NC-ND

Microsoft Research
1 Memorial Drive (At Main St)

Who's here (68 people)

Result: Submitted to URDB. Waiting for confirmation.

World's Record: Most Photos at the Same Time of the Same Thing from a Tweetup - Counting

Boston Skline at MegaTweetUp Boston: December 3rd, 2009

MegaTweetup 2009 Boston Skyline
Photo: MegaTweetup 2009 Boston Skyline by WayneNH, on Flickr CC BY-NC-ND

Result: Still counting up the # of photos of the Boston Skyline.

If you took a photo of the Boston Skyline from the MegaTweetup, please leave a link to it in the comments.

5 comments:

  1. Steve,
    I took two of the skyline and over a hundred at the show.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abennett96/4157936467/in/set-72157622811135703/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abennett96/4157936729/in/set-72157622811135703/

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  2. Thanks @benspark. I favorited it on twitter.

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  3. Here's a Boston skyline photo from the MegaTweetUp! http://www.flickr.com/photos/wholeoctave/4167780228/

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