Photoshop World is already off to a great start. To be quite honest, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to attend PSW. Several nights ago I attended a “tweetup” and finally had a chance to meet many of my fellow Twitter folks. At first I was worried we would all be tweeting each other and no one would be talking, or worse yet, we would only speak in 140 character sentences. 😉 Instead, the group was incredibly outgoing and the tweetup ended up being a great opportunity to meet people live and in person.
It simply amazes me how far communication has come in the last ten years. Our ability to connect and foster real relationships based on 140 character exchanges has never been easier. For instance, I hadn’t met Moose Peterson prior to the tweetup, and while we’ve exchanged tweets in the past, there’s just something to be said for shaking hands and introducing yourself. It was an opportunity for me to sincerely thank him for his nice write-up on my black and white book, as well as put a real person behind all those tweets I read. I think the real value in social networking is our ability to connect and share with like-minded professionals, gain access to valuable information and slowly establish a voice. Over time, and with a little patience and hard work, we build trust that eventually leads to greater opportunities. To some degree, I'm living proof of that…;)
More updates to come from Photoshop World. Stay tuned.