Users of the modern social media phenomenon Twitter met face to face today at that most traditional of countryside events, the CLA Game Fair. The occasion was a "tweetup", where people left their smartphones, tablets and computers aside for a while to meet up face to face at the pub on Gunmakers' Row.
The organiser was Ben White of keepersmate.co.uk, a website for gamekeepers, beaters and guns, who said: "I decided to arrange this because it's a great way for lots of people who are friendly on Twitter, speak every day and are interested in field sports to meet up and put a face to a tweet.
"I'm really pleased with the turnout on what has been a very busy and sunny day, and it was good to see lots of people talking and networking. I hope we can make this an annual event."
CLA Game Fair Social Media Manager Hannah Calcutt said: "We are delighted to support Ben in what has proved to be a very successful experiment and look forward to working with him to make next year's tweetup an even bigger and better event."
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