As we all know, the Twitterverse is a great community where we can enhance our networking, strengthen relationships and crowdsource various questions/ problems among other things. Recently, I've joined a few off-Twitter communities devoted to the Twitter network.
Twitterpated is a Ning community organized by A+ Networker, Vincent Wright, whose goal is a separate discussion and networking group for My Linking Power Forum members who want to enhance their knowledge and reach on Twitter.com. Currently, there are 107 members.
The Birdhouse is another Ning community. This one is organized by Tweetcrunch, a blog devoted to Twitter and Microblogging news. The Birdhouse is a place for developers and users who share the love of Micro blogging in any shape or form, from Twitter to Rejaw create groups, share new apps, ideas or suggestions, and get to know the people behind the tweet. Brand new, there are currently15 members.
More established Twitter communities include Tweeple, a LinkedIn group devoted to Twitter. Currently, there are1600 members and 27 lively discussions posted.
On Facebook, Mark Carter created Twitter Strategies and Connections, For people actively using Twitter and people actively wondering HOW to use Twitter...Your forum to connect with like minded people so you can ask questions and share expertise and strategies (this includes everyone from new users to the "Twitter pros") that will make your Twitter experience more valuable! There are 697 members with some lively discussions, videos, and wall comments.
I enjoy participating in each of these communities as well as other social media communities. A lot of interesting tips,tools and discussions that don't occur in 140 characters. The net-net is a stronger community, whether on Twitter or not. Hope to see you around.