Gambit is cosponsoring "Twitter 101" day with our friends at Naked Pizza -- a quick two-hour seminar to show the practical (and fun) side of the social-messaging service. It's free, there'll be free pizza and refreshments, and part of the session will be presented by the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness, showing everyone how useful Twitter can be in the case of something like a hurricane evacuation. Bring a laptop or smartphone if you like; they're not required.

Other cosponsors include WDSU-TV, the Trumpet Group, and the New Digital Media Group.

It should be an interesting and educational time, whether you know jacksquat about Twitter or whether you're an old Twitter hand. Here's the 411 from Naked Pizza:

On July 18 (Saturday) there will be a FREE Twitter seminar for the general public. Heard about Twitter but not sure what all the fuss is about - then join us. Learn the basics of Twitter 101 in a fun and fast paced presentation with Twitter experts from the community. With hurricane season upon us, Twitter can be a powerful tool for getting information. Get connected. Learn also how you can use Twitter for your small business. Real results. Keep your ear to the ground.


Nunemaker Auditorium at Loyola University (Uptown). Starts at 11:00 AM, ends at 1:00 PM. Free pizza lunch and refreshments provided by NAKEDpizza. Nunemaker Auditorium is located on the third floor of Bobet Hall on Loyola's campus (labeled BO on the campus map).

Click here to RSVP for this FREE event (you must be on the list to attend). RSVP now! Large group expected! Save your space.

Hope to see you tomorrow at Loyola for free pizza this informative collaboration.

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