Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Twitter, Social Media Networking and Connecting With My Italian Roots.

The power and reach of technology is so amazing today that connecting with someone half a world away is just a key touch away. (literally) Blogging, Twittering, Facebook, Skype, I mean the possibilities are endless when using social media tools to find or connect with any topic, person, or just to have plain old conversations. If you're like me and like to talk to your Italian family overseas then you're already aware how social media tools can make your connection fast, easy and cheap.

Personally, I am an avid Twitter (er). I have a live feed on the bottom right hand side of IAG. So at any given time of the day, you can find my latest Twitter updates moment to moment. For those of you who don't know Twitter, its a social media tool that allows you to write a brief status or message whether its to say hello to your friends, talk about where you are or about to do, or to share an article or information with your immediate audience.

You can connect with anyone from anywhere in the world. Its simply amazing. In doing my usual Twittering, I was lucky enough to connect with a young journalist from Reggio Calabria, Italy, who runs a great information site about Reggio Calabria. He along with other journalists, cover everything from international and local news, politics, technology, life and all things Italian.

The site is called, Libera Reggio, if you're from Reggio Calabria, and read Italian, stop in on their site its really quite informative and gears toward a savvy demographic. So, in connecting with my new Calabrian friend, I think he was amazed at the fact at how I cherish my heritage and Calabrian roots by which he determined through reading my posts and viewing pics I have posted here on Italian American Girl. Its obvious isn't it?

After making this awesome connection and finding a new Calabrian friend, I think I will have to coordinate a TweetUp in Reggio Calabria this summer. Technology is amazing. Check out this great article from Libera Reggio right here, of course with a mention about meeting me, Italian American Girl.

http://tinyurl.com/c5x47x

You can find me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ItalAmerGirl

5 comments:

Alessio said...

thanx a lot for this post, new american/italian/calabria friend

(A)lessio of www.LiberaReggio.org

Anonymous said...

Great post! I never even thought to do that! I will immediately reach out to anyone on Twitter in Gioiella, Italy... maybe I can find distant relatives!

Mark

Margaret said...

Thanks Mark,
Its pretty amazing all the connections I've made on Twitter. Many Italians are just getting hot on Twitter, so it will exciting to see the traffic increase from Italy.

Anonymous said...

The American Consulate General in Naples is organizing a conference on tourism in southern Italy on Thursday, April 2 in Vibo Valentia. If any of your readers are interested in more information, please contact the American Consulate General (http://naples.usconsulate.gov/).

Margaret said...

Dear Anonymous,
I would be more than happy to promote any conference in support of Southern Italian tourism, please email me direct at margiefon@gmail.com -

Thank You,
Margaret