Friday night, my friends and I met up at a dueling piano bar. After settling into our tables two of us took out our phones and were teased by others who asked if we were Twittering?! Um, no. The iPhone user was checking on Gowalla while I was creating a venue and checking in on Foursquare, which would then push to our Twitter stream, if we chose.
I will not apologize for liking my network on Twitter or a possibly new obsession of Foursquare. This week alone on Twitter, I tried to win tickets to the Cinci Beerfest and Aronoff’s Spring Awakening and am aware that two local blogs are giving away copies of the book, The Spark. I won Martha Stewart’s Craft Encyclopedia through Twitter and have met a host of new people. I scan Twitter for coupons, deals and freebies. I find myself enjoying friends’ Facebook updates, but checking fan pages of the businesses I am following to see if they are offering coupons or promotions. But it is not all about me gaining, if I see something noteworthy, I share even with those who tease me about being on Twitter.