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Tweetups are conversations, not networking (access required)

By Austin Light CHARLOTTE — When people came to the Ballantyne Business Tweetup at Zapatas Mexican Cantina on Wednesday, it wasn’t to network; most were already connected through online networks like Facebook, Twitter and Linked In. Instead, people met to converse and explore the intersection of social media and business. Any networking that took place was just a bonus. A Tweetup is a get-together organized through social media, where locals who know each other solely online can meet face to face. The events can be as informal as someone tweeting their location on Twitter and inviting others nearby to join in, to monthly events open to anyone who wants to come.

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