When Social Media Friends Meet IRL

Like many things in this new world we live in…it all starts with a tweet. Yesterday, I carpooled with Marie Walker Riddle of LivinLime.com, who incidentally I met on Twitter years ago too, from Orange County to Los Angeles to attend The Getty Social at the J. Paul Getty Museum. While it is always a good day to visit the Getty, in my opinion, Saturday was perfect. Clear skies, not too much traffic and a chance to socialize with some of the movers and shakers of the SoCal social media world – count me in! There may have been no real agenda, save for an inspiring talk by Nic Adler at lunch, and some instructions for a scavenger hunt; but the #GettySocial was a sweet success – with thanks to the organizers Ted, Beverly, Lana and Laura, the museum, and contributors including KIND Healthy Snacks, Moo Cards and iPro Lens. Can’t wait for the next one.

Getting Social at The Getty

It was a clear sunny day in SoCal when social media types from Orange County to Los Angeles gathered at The Getty Museum for a full day of socializing and art! Organized by @TedNguyen @BeverlyMacy @Lana_Layne @LauraBilliter with the help of @meowius, the #GettySocial was a smashing success.

Storified by Marcie Taylor· Sun, Feb 17 2013 18:21:57

First there was the setting…
Great view of Los Angeles! #gettysocial @ J. Paul Getty Museum http://instagr.am/p/VzwcGWiGmP/Luis Mendoza
#gettysocial #beauteous #la #winter #day #nofilterjoni
Gorgeous #GettySocial http://instagr.am/p/VzwcwGQ_in/Brandie McCallum
One of my fav spots #GettySocial @ J. Paul Getty Museum http://instagr.am/p/VzwEARInTF/Todd Zebert
True! kRT @NameGirl: @EmpoweredElaine @BeverlyMacy People into social media are very social and lovely, raise your hand! #gettysocialTed Nguyen
Then there were the awesome people…
Elevating the arts, culture and heritage with social media at #gettysocial with @NicAdler @ J. Paul Getty… http://instagr.am/p/V0L6yNkgEG/Ted Nguyen
Scenes from today’s #gettysocial before my #droid died on me. @gettymuseum #LA #latergram cc @tednguyen @nicadler @livinlime @bryanmmooreMarcie Taylor
Our mini #gettysocial group! @TedNguyen @susanvalot http://pic.twitter.com/Zx5m1TTNLaura Billiter
BooM! #GettySocial with @BeverlyMacy #MoneyMotivatedClothing http://pic.twitter.com/iBMtO6T8Brian Do
And the best part of #GettySocial? Getting to catch up with one of my #socialmedia idols, @BeverlyMacy! http://pic.twitter.com/xUfGWx9NKimberly Tronic
Getting Our Getty On. #GettySocial @Kim_Deon @ J. Paul Getty Museum http://instagr.am/p/Vz3shKN8it/Zain Meghji
Hanging out with @NicAdler – entrepreneur, social vegan, all around awesome dude! #GettySocial http://strmwvr.com/UsgMak http://pic.twitter.com/vls84gLCStateofJoe
With social media and entertainment icon @NicAdler at fun #gettysocial tweetup at the Getty MuseumTed Nguyen
It’s a good day when you get to have lunch with @mayhemstudios. #GettySocial #SocialLord http://pic.twitter.com/GeuNRvs0Stefannie Bernstein
Having a blast at #GettySocial with @chroniclexmedia! Thanks @BeverlyMacy! http://pic.twitter.com/kZirfNifKimberly Tronic
This guy had a lot of technology #gettysocial #tech #awesomelaurabilliter
@RigginsConst Hooray! I got to meet @CustomerSpecs at #GettySocial famous for #tourofcrayon. http://pic.twitter.com/cJ55JxGg @lindalsnellPeter Woolvett
Waiting for tram back home #GettySocial http://pic.twitter.com/YIUhnUsAMarie Walker Riddle
And of course, there was the art to inspire us all…
.@n8thesk8 & I at #GettySocial. Got Inspired by #Metzker Exhibit. http://pic.twitter.com/Rf047t5iNic Adler
Getty Center. #gettysocial #iprolens #fisheye http://instagr.am/p/V0ZlbSvWbs/iProLens
A perfect day at the Getty. #gettysocial #smmucla #losangeles @ J. Paul Getty Museum http://instagr.am/p/V0A_jLgHt1/roker creative media
Classic @bryanmmoore pics! #GettySocial http://pic.twitter.com/49RtDqQMMarie Walker Riddle
#cactus #getty #GettySocial #mirrorgram http://pic.twitter.com/9hQ2dyyycindy vazquez
Severed #art mashkamarushka #gettysocial @ J. Paul Getty Museum http://instagr.am/p/VzwlTFlAE-/Jon Hughes
@TedNguyen TY 4a lovely day!Undeniably perfect setting #gettysocial! didn’t meet personally, but u looked fantastic! http://pic.twitter.com/zFSMlS3uMelissa Lopez Reyes
Reliving my fave video from #GettySocial over and over again 😉 "Getting social at the Getty" http://vine.co/v/brtt29QAivaTed Nguyen