AUCKLAND, Wednesday: Once upon a time, Twitter was the place to go if you wanted to connect to New Zealand’s media, political and tech in-crowd. These days – especially since its purchase by Elon Musk – many local users are abandoning the platform in favour of alternatives such as BlueSky, Mastodon and, and putting down their phones and getting some actual work done.
Goat Farm founder and long-time Twitter user Vaughn Davis said: “I didn’t want Twitter to slip quietly into oblivion, so with support from BusinessDesk, TGF is hosting a wake for Twitter.
“The free Auckland after-work event, on Wednesday 1 November, is billed as part reunion, part celebration and part discussion about where social media is heading.
“BusinessDesk founder Pattrick Smellie will host a panel discussion on the highs and lows of Twitter, as well as what might come next.
“Twitter has had some bad press over the last few years, but plenty of us remember the communities and friendships it helped form.”
“Bury the Bird will be an opportunity to draw a line under the Twitter era and look to the future. Twitter has had some bad press over the last few years, but plenty of us remember the communities and friendships it helped form.
“We think that holding one last Tweetup is a great way to acknowledge that.”
BusinessDesk publisher Matt Martel said: “BusinessDesk is proud to support events that encourage quality debate and sharing opinions, such as Bury the Bird.
“We’re really looking forward to the event and to hearing insights and opinions from the range of panellists, including our very own BusinessDesk editor Pattrick Smellie.”
- Bury the Bird is a free event with drinks and nibbles provided, but registration is essential here
- For more information, please contact Angela Etheridge email@example.com
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