Taking back Twitter

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Back in February or 2009 I wrote a post called “I’m done with auto-follow on Twitter“. But, apparently I didn’t learn my lesson. Once I started running 9seeds and was actively using social media to help ‘build our brand’, I started doing 2 things on Twitter that I ended up regretting. First, I turned auto-follow […]

Las Vegas tech events on the rise!

When I organized the first WordCamp Las Vegas event back in January 2009, I was really hoping to parlay the excitement in to an ongoing series of tech events. It worked for a while. We started up a Beer n Blog event that went strong for a while, but then turned in to Beer, hold […]

Cocktails at Lucky Bar

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A few weeks back I got a call from my buddy Sean in a bit of a panic. He’s been scheduling these mini-social meet-ups where he’s been doing interviews with some of the local social networking folks, and his interviewees for that evening needed to reschedule. Never one to turn down an offer for a […]

Has #FollowFriday on Twitter jumped the shark?

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For the uninitiated, #FollowFriday is an Internet meme that goes on every Friday on Twitter. The concept is simple, each Friday you pick a person (or group of people) who you think is interesting, informative, funny, or in any other way remarkable. Then you construct tweet telling people why they should follow this person. At […]

The 5 Phases of Twitter

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The other night at our weekly Beer and Blog meetup, we had a pretty interesting discussion about Twitter. It all started because one of our friend who is a promoter recently had his Twitter account suspended. As far as I could tell, he wasn’t doing anything wrong. His tweet-stream had a mix of conversation, random […]

WordCamp San Francisco Wrap-up

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I just returned home from WordCamp San Francisco and wanted to write my wrap-up right away so I didn’t forget any of the details I wanted to throw in. I’m exhausted from a day of travel that included our flight being delayed (twice), landing in Vegas and sitting on the tarmac for 20 minutes and […]

Ashton Vs CNN on Twitter

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I don’t normally write blog posts about celebrities, but the running commentary I’ve seen on Twitter over the past few days has forced me to throw my hat in the ring. Earlier this week, Ashton Kutcher (from That ’70s Show, Punk’d, etc…) posted a video where he was said he recently found out he has […]

Twitter and the ghost writer

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The other day an article ran in the NYTimes about celebrities using ghost writers on Twitter. Since then I’ve see dozens of tweets and other commentary about people getting all bent out of shape because they weren’t actually exchanging messages with the people they think they are. Since I know you are all sitting on […]

It's Thursday, go leave a comment on a blog!

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One of the greatest things you can do for a blogger is leave comments on their posts. Many bloggers pour their heart and soul in to their blog posts and unless somebody speaks up and leaves a comment, it can be very discouraging. For that reason I am trying to start a new movement called […]

I’m done with auto-follow on Twitter

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About 2 months ago I was introduced to a site called SocialToo.com. I created an account and added my Twitter credentials. I turned on the feature that would automatically follow anybody on twitter who started following me. Yesterday, I canceled my account with SocialToo.com. One feature they offered that I never used was the automatic […]