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Thought Experiment: Tuttle for the North East

by Justin Souter on October 24, 2008

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Hello folks

If you’re a Social Media type, then you may have heard of Tuttle. Otherwise, check this out.

So, my contention is that the North East of England could do with a focus for Social Media wannabes (and Pros, of course).

The idea would be to extend the Tuttle coverage up to the North East, and use the template created by the London, Brighton, and Birmingham groups.

It may well not go anywhere, and certainly will have a time limit / shelf life (remember First Tuesday?).

Whilst it may first be a group of people working in this discipline [i.e. a discipline that participants help define for themselves], it would be good to have practitioners as equals in the group. Jeremiah Owyang maintains a list.

I’m in business to make money and assume others are as well, so there would be a commercial edge to proceedings.

I’m happy to be instrumental, but I suspect that it needs to be a co-operative approach, with a number of people driving it forward. Sort of a glorified Tag team.

I guess it may well need a wiki as per Brighton.

I suggest that instead of meeting every week, it may be as well to congregate, say, an hour before Codeworks Connect events (i.e. once a month). But I’d need to ask them [apologies in advance to anyone / everyone – doh]!

Please comment below or mail me at tuttle – at – justingsouter – dot – eu [n.b. I’m still in the process of setting up the mail for this domain…]. Ta.

  • This sounds interesting. I'd certainly come along before the newcastle codeworks events. The connecting it to a blog bit would work well. Ps like the harry tuttle movie clip.

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  • Hi Justin – I'd certainly be interested in getting involved, but I'm not sure there's any huge benefit it connecting it to Codeworks events. Sometimes it's good to have another event in the calendar, and not everyone is a member of Codeworks.

  • justingsouter

    Guys – thank for your input and feedback! I'll be trying to push things forward re Tuttle North East this week…

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  • aoifebeefah

    I agree that we don't need to tag it to a Codeworks event, but I think that Codeworks or the DigitalCity and other organisations may be a good way to attract people and drive support. Perhaps local companies could offer sponsorship in kind e.g. a room/catering (Mr. Coxon that was aimed at you initially!:P). Great idea Justin – especially if everyone takes responsibility for driving the group forward.

  • justingsouter

    Aoife – thanks for your comment! I am seeing DC Business later this week, so perhaps will run this past them.

    Also, I hope to be in contact with Codeworks about something else, and could raise this…

    Happy to hang out at the Baltic, as long as David is back safely from his night fell running…

  • Aoife – thanks for your comment! I am seeing DC Business later this week, so perhaps will run this past them.

    Also, I hope to be in contact with Codeworks about something else, and could raise this…

    Happy to hang out at the Baltic, as long as David is back safely from his night fell running…

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