Play kickball at #tweetup2011 in Syracuse! Do you want to be on Team @Ev or Team @Biz?

We're celebrating the 5th anniversary of Twitter going public with a kickball game in Syracuse on July 16!

The first tweet was sent March 13, 2006 and now, five years later, Twitter has grown to 200 million users sharing news, branding businesses, starting revolutions, interacting with celebrities and (best of all) making new friends. Twitter went public July 15, 2006, and we want to celebrate the fifth anniversary by making more new friends with a tweetup — a kickball tweetup!

Join us Saturday, July 16 from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, just a short distance from Carousel Center in Syracuse, for food and drinks with CNY’s Twitterati. We’ll also be playing kickball at 1 p.m. at the parkside field near the Wegmans playground.

You’re invited to bring friends and family (whether they’re on Twitter or not), plus bring food and drinks! If you want to play kickball, you can either be on Team @Ev (with @dagsly as your team captain) or Team @Biz (with yours truly, @deafgeoff as captain).

» RSVP for the event on Facebook – say what team you want to be on!

Invite others and share this event on Twitter with hashtag #tweetup2011!

We’ll be meeting at 12 noon at the kickball field near the Wegmans Playground at Onondaga Lake Park. Game starts at 1 p.m.

The details:

Celebrate Twitter’s 5th anniversary with a Syracuse tweetup and kickball!
Saturday, July 16 ยท 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Onondaga Lake Park, Liverpool NY (near Carousel Center mall in Syracuse)
Bring friends, family, food and/or drinks. We’ll meet at the field at 12 noon, start kickball at 1 p.m. and have an awesome time.

Video Game Stats: The average gamer is 34 years old? [infographic]

Whether your favorite game is Mario Kart, Call of Duty, Rock Band or Madden NFL, it seems almost everyone can enjoy a video game once in a while. In fact, 67% of American households — that’s 2 out of every 3 — have a video game console in their home. Even more surprising, the average gamer is NOT a little kid who isn’t even old enough to get a job. The average person who plays video games is 34 years old. Wow.

Some of the more interesting statistics:
» 40% of gamers are female; 80% of female players use Wii
» 41% of male gamers use Wii, 38% XBox and 21% PS3
» 48% of parents play video games with their kids at least once a week
» The average gamer plays 8 hours of video games per week

More stats on the video game industry:
Gamer Statistics

Now for the big question: What’s your favorite video game? I personally love DJ Hero, Mortal Kombat, Mario Kart, NBA 2K11 and Madden 10. I really wish they’d bring back Mutant League Football, though…

Leave a comment with your favorite video games!