There’s a saying that people like me, who spend a lot of time on the Internet, often use when talking about human interaction.
"In real life.”
Example: "How did you met Joe Smith?”
"Oh, I talk to him all the time online and send him Tweets on Twitter, but we’ve never met ‘in real life.’”
Thursday at Nonna’s in Bricktown, Oklahoma City’s Web-savvy crowd will have a lot of ‘in-real-life’-time at the latest OKC Tweetup — a gathering of folks who communicate with each other on Twitter.com, the popular micro-blogging Web site.
Oklahoma City’s Tweetups have proven to be some of the most popular in the region, because they tap into an eager and ambitious group that represents one of the best-kept secrets of the World Wide Web.
You see, "in real life,” Oklahoma has become a bubbling broth of online innovation.
When you share a photo with friends on Twitter using Twitpic.com, you’re using a site created by Tulsa entrepreneur Noah Everett.
Lifechurch.tv has a digital team that has become the Silicon Valley of churches wishing to spread the word using online tools. Lifechurch’s YouVersion digital Bible is one of the top apps for the iPhone and BlackBerry. The church also has been innovative with online streaming of messages and sharing of material.
Oklahoma is home base to the premier self-made bloggers for men and women.
Ree Drummond from ThePioneerWoman.com and Brett McKay of ArtOfManliness.com have both turned their personal interests into booming sites. Drummond has carved out a cottage industry for herself in the middle of the Oklahoma prairie.