Even Alex De Carvalho, considered by many to be the reigning Social Media King of South Florida, said he was not invited as well as Michelle Catin, who sits on the board of Social Media Club South Florida.
Aubrey Swanson, social media coordinator at Kaufman Rossin, was also heartbroken she was not invited.
Meanwhile, the Social Media Puto has confirmed that WLRN provided free pizza, wine and little schwag bags to those privileged attendees.
Blanca Mejia even got to take home a bottle of wine, indicating that most of the attendees were not pounding the wine as hard as the Social Media Puto would have.
Lori Todd, who organized the schwag bash, said they wanted to keep it small to maintain a serious discussion about the future of WLRN’s Under the Sun Social Media Endeavors.
Hey guys, I know that a lot of this is tongue-in-cheek but I realize there’s a reason you spent the time to write a post about it. I wanted to clarify a few things, since I’ve been taking care of Under the Sun’s social media efforts since J…anuary and last night’s event was my production. We’re a tiny team of WLRN employees and non-employees who volunteer time to produce this original place-based radio segment. We really want to transform our show into something that truly is interactive and different. We wanted to invite a small group of people to really have a conversation of where we should take things. We invited all those who responded to our invitational tweet. We’ll be doing more of these and would like to extend an invite to all of you – please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to come next time. Please note we’ll also be having more meetups/social media events in the future.
On Friday, the day after their little hobnob, the Social Media Puto crashed the gates of WLRN to demand to know why he wasn’t invited. He managed to get video footage from the sacred halls of WLRN, including the secluded room where the party took place to show the rest of the rejects what they missed, before he was kicked out.