Social networking through social wine drinking

An enjoyable evening in the company of Dennis, James, Roo, Richard, Hugh, Al and Kyb.

Bedales in Spitalfields is a nice place, although it reminded me of how I frequently wish I knew more about wine – fortunately, Richard and I were guided by both James, and the expert staff.

More feeds for my feedreader. I shall enjoy these. Can’t believe I hadn’t subscribed before.

Good conversations, too. More peer pressure over Twitter – James spent much of the evening receiving updates fed to his phone. I still don’t think I can go there, my impression is that it will be far too intrusive. Opinions split over Scoble – is he still A-list or has he slipped to C-list?

Lots of Macs and Mac talk, although I didn’t have mine with me.

Plus, an opportunity to catch up with Roo on the way home (this came after the part where he smashed all the wine glasses[1], and the part where he scribbled furiously in a Moleskine every 45 seconds). Remarkably unruffled by his latest brush with fame. I’m just sorry that I’ll miss his talk today. And it’s a shame that I wasn’t able to get to the Future of Web Apps conference that Al had been at, too.

I think it’s important to extend blogging contacts via social events. I need to make more of an effort to do this in future. Given how often I’ve been in London of late, it wouldn’t be too hard to choose a date and venue and advertise a gathering.

[1] OK, OK, wine glass, singular. See, you can’t smash things in virtual worlds.

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12 thoughts on “Social networking through social wine drinking

  1. “I need to make more of an effort to do this in future. Given how often I’ve been in London of late, it wouldn’t be too hard to choose a date and venue and advertise a gathering.”

    Agreed. We need to do more of it.

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  2. @andrew: “social events” was the term used on the night. There was talking, and people were there, I can’t deny it.

    @james: we need to incorporate kyb/acc/storm into the name somehow 😉 and winebar is cool, but won’t get us much googlejuice.

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