Sunday, October 19, 2008

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 10-19

People often ask me what Twitter is good for. I'm not as intensive user of Twitter as some others I follow, but I had an interesting story about Twitter that I thought I'd share.

TBS was supposed to broadcast last night's American League Championship game between Boston and Tampa Bay, but at the start of the game TBS was showing reruns. What was up? I quickly turned to Twitter and did a search for #redsox. This gave me immediate access to three things:

  • someone reported that TBS was having problems in Atlanta that had knocked the game off the air
  • the play-by-play was being posted someone else, so I could follow the game
  • someone else pointed out that the video feed was still live on the TBS web site

So, who needs TV when you have Twitter?

Monday, 20-Oct

Mid-Atlantic Consultants Network -- Monthly Meeting
7:30am - Merrill Lynch, 724 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087

Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce -- Networking Beyond the Chamber: Adam Kovitz, The National Networker
8am - Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce 409 Hoold Boulevard Fairless Hills, PA 19030

Tuesday, 21-Oct

Rutgers Camden School of Business -- The Pitch Doctor: Investor Presentation Coaching
10am - Waterfront Technology Center 200 Federal Street Camden, NJ 08103

11:45am - Brasserie Perrier 1619 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

CFAP -- Current Market Outlook with Jason Trennert
11:45am - The Union League of Philadelphia 140 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

GVFHRA -- Are You Normal? Trends in Health Care Costs and Benefits
5:30pm - Sheraton Park Ridge 480 North Gulph Road King Of Prussia, PA 19406

IABC Phila -- Building Relationships with Reporters
6pm - PECO Office 23rd

Wednesday, 22-Oct

GPCC -- 208th Annual Meeting of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Featured Speaker: Tom Brokaw
7:30am - Pennsylvania Convention Center Grand Ballroom 12th and Arch Streets Philadelphia, PA 19107

PICPA -- Buying and Selling Businesses: The CPA's Role
8am - Penn State Great Valley 30 E Swedesford Rd Malvern, PA 19355

Innovation Philadelphia -- Closing Reception of DesignPhiladelphia
5:30pm - Center For Architecture 1218 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Drexel University's Lebow College of Business -- A View From the Top with Dick Thornburgh
6pm - Matheson Hall 3220 Market Street Room: 109 Philadelphia, PA 19104

Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology -- Entrepreneurial Skills Workshop - "The Art & Economics of Negotiations"
6pm - Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology 3225 Arch Street, G-55 Wedge Class Room Philadelphia, PA 19104

NAAAP -- NAAAP Golfing and Dinner
6pm - Woods Golf Center 559 West Germantown Pike Norristown, PA 19403 -- BlobLive: Inspiration Session
5pm (not 6 as originally reported) - Prince Theater 1412 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

Thursday, 23-Oct
Women’s Regional Business Council -- Current Economic Outlook
8am - Haverford Trust 3 Radnor Corporate Center, Suite 450 Radnor, PA 19087

PA Bio -- Rx for Business Culture, Leadership and Strategy
8am - The Rittenhouse Hotel 210 W. Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia, PA 19103

NAWBO Philly -- How to Recession Proof Your Business with Smart Marketing
11:30am - Margolis and Company 401 E. City Line Ave., 6th Floor Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Temple University Fox School of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute -- Management and Team Building Workshop
4:30pm - Temple University, Fox School of Business 1810 N. 13th Street 201 Speakman Hall Philadelphia, PA 19122

CCPA -- Meet the Press: Real Estate and Economic Development
5:30pm - Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel 1701 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Philadelphia SHRM -- Career Management Forum: 360 Degree Feedback
5:30pm - Vanguard One Vanguard Blvd Malvern, PA 19355

Women of Wit and Wisdom -- Are you "Networking" or "Not Working?"
5:30pm - Pyramid Club 1735 Market St. 52nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103

NAAAP -- October Casual Thursday Networking Mixer
6pm - Chima Brazilian Steakhouse 1901 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19103

The CFO Alliance -- BENEFIT BASH 2008
7pm - The Great American Pub 123 Fayette St. Conshohocken, PA 19428

Saturday, 25-Oct

National Speakers Association -- Marketing Bootcamp
8am - Renaissance Hotel 500 Stevens Drive Philadelphia, PA 19113


Lindsay said...

Thanks for posting about bloblive. The link is and we moved the start time up to have food and drinks from 5-6 and the show from 6:15-7:30. Afterwards the first drink is on us at Nodding Head to watch the Phils. It's a free event. All are welcome.
ideablob team

Oliver Picher said...

Thanks, Will. Sounds like a great event. I can see that I missed linking to the event, so I'll fix that on my post.