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Many of us in Southern Delaware have been busy keeping tourists happy and running our businesses, it’s been hard to put together an event. Now that the summer season is drawing to a close, we hope to have more #DeHappyHour events in Southern Delaware.
So we’ve put together our NEXT #DeHappyHour for Southern Delaware to help usher in the FALL season and start having some fun. This is an opportunity for locals, businesses and individuals from anywhere in Delaware who are into social media, like Twitter and Facebook, to get out and get Social.
I would like to invite you to attend our FALL kickoff #DeHappyHour for Southern Delaware. Wednesday, September 22nd. from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at The Georgia House in Milford.
The Georgia House

The Georgia House has put together 9 different appetizers just for our event that I know you will enjoy. Stay after and have dinner in their downstairs dining room.

We choose the Milford location because it’s close enough for both Kent and Sussex County people to get to. This event is not limited to just Kent and Sussex County people, we welcome anyone from Delaware to attend.

So please sign up for this event at our Eventbrite site. Tickets are FREE. We just need to know how many people will be attending so The Georgia House knows how many people to expect.

So Please join us on September 22nd. to get out and meet and greet friends you han’t seen in a while and make NEW friends.

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I was asked this question on twitter by a new Delaware tweeter, “can you teach me what #ff stands for and how do I use it ?”
Well this site is all about, asking questions about Social Media, and getting answers. So here we go.

First off #ff is a shortened version of #FollowFriday, it saves some key strokes and room to allow you to add more mentions to your tweet.

Why would you use #FollowFriday, or #FF, first a little background:

What if you didn’t know who to follow on Twitter? Would you randomly start following people? Would you follow people you see mentioned by those you already follow? Most likely you would ask your friends for recommendations since you can trust that your friends will suggest people who are worth following. Which is exactly how FollowFriday began.

In mid-January, FollowFriday began with a simple tweet:

The idea is to think of interesting people you already follow and recommend them to others.

Mykl Roventine suggested the hashtag #followfriday, and a few friends (Chris Brogan, Erin Kotecki Vest, Aaron Brazell and Jim Kukral) helped spread the word. On the first FollowFriday, there were almost two #followfriday tweets per second at its peak.

#FollowFriday: The Trend That Kept Trending
By Saturday morning, there was no trace of FollowFriday. A one-off fad, perhaps?

Then late the next Thursday night, suddenly #followfriday tweets began to appear in foreign languages! It seemed that FollowFriday was back. Now, every Friday, people suggest other people to follow. Here is a chart of the hours that #followfriday trended each week since it began:


What’s interesting is not that #followfriday trends for the full Friday each Friday, but that the bottom of the spikes have begun to spread out. Meaning that #followfriday is beginning to spread into Thursdays and Saturdays, US time. In other words: #followfriday is international.

Why #FollowFriday Works
FollowFriday is successful because of three main factors:

1. It’s easy. It takes little effort to send a tweet, something people do dozens of times a day.

2. It’s participatory. You don’t need to be part of the “Twitterati” to participate. You can suggest one person or 100 people. You can get endorsements from one person or a hundred people.

3. It’s karmic and it feels good. It’s a great feeling to simply say, “I think this person is great. You should follow them.”

Courtesy of Mashables, read the whole story

Recently, in Delaware, some people have started to add a brief explanation of why you should follow the tweeps in their #FollowFriday mentions. This helps others to know why they should follow them as well.

Oh and one last thing, generally, if you are mentioned in a #FollwFriday tweet, it’s a courtesy to thank the person who mentioned you.

It has come to my attention that a number of Western Sussex Small businesses are looking for guidance and training in the area of Social Network Media.  It seems that the most are looking to War Wic Tech in Salisbury for this type of training.  But local follow up and support is non-existant.

While there is a lot of training and support in Northern Delaware, as well as Eastern Sussex, it seems that western Sussex County is out of the loop.

Therefore I am calling on all or any Delaware Social Media Pros “geeks” who would be interested in helping out in this area.  Lets bring ALL of Delaware closer to being number one in the area of Social Network Media.  

I am looking to bring the Social Network Media Train to Western Sussex County.  Lets get these people incorporated into Delaware’s Social Media Network.  We need a source for these small businesses to go to for training and support.

My job…I will get the word out, make the contacts and locate a venue.  I need your help to put together a panel of Social Media “Pros” from Delaware to present and support.

If your on board with this idea, and would like to be a part of this Dream, Believe, Dare and Do opportunity, please contact me via twitter or by email at sdehappyhour@comcast.net and we will start planning this event.

Thanks in advance for your help Delaware.


 Bring the Social Media Network Train to Sussex Delaware