The Good Friday meeting of the Tuttle Club is formally over, but as usual it’s also carrying on. Except that normally it carries on in twitter and seesmic but today it’s happening in some bars and restaurants. Mike said to me at the end that it was his favourite one so far, just before disappearing with assorted folk to have lunch together. Last week, I wasn’t sure whether it was even going to happen, it being a state and church sanctioned holiday. But as usual, the opposite of what I expected actually happened and loads of people came who haven’t been able to come before because they are at work. Welcome to the new people (to the Coach & Horses anyway) Christian, Simon, Jenny, Dominic, Alan, Jo and Emma.
I just tweeted that tuttle had killed twitter today. Exaggeration to make a point and draw attention to myself as usual. But there is something in this – it’s an open, social gathering where loads of interesting conversations go on, but people don’t twitter about it while it’s going on in the same way that they do at just about every other huddling occasion for social media folk. There is no backchannel even though it’s packed with the sort of people who, when they attend other events, are itching to be heard. Interesting…. very interesting.