Has #FollowFriday on Twitter jumped the shark?

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…

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The 5 Phases of Twitter

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…

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

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…

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I’m done with auto-follow on Twitter

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…

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Twitter Automation

It’s no secret that Twitter is wildly popular these days. People all over the world are using Twitter to stay in touch with dozens/hundreds/thousands of people at a time. But the social aspect of Twitter is only one aspect of it’s power. Using Twitter for automation has the potential to be just as powerful and…

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How Twitter could make money immediately

Dear Twitter, I heard that you still aren’t making any money. I’m sorry to hear that. I have an idea how you could start making money right away and your users would love you for it, too. Build an iPhone app that doesn’t suck. I know what you are going to say, “What about Twitterrific…

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The social part of Social Networking

As I get more and more active with online social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Meetup, something very interesting has been happening. My calendar has been filling up with things to do. Tomorrow night is a monthly meetup that combines a Meetup.com group with a pre-existing monthly gathering here in Las Vegas called…

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Dealing with Twitter Spam

I’m not even close to being surprised, but the amount of Twitter Spam I’ve been getting lately is on the rise. Sure, it’s nice to have your follower count go up, but when the only messages coming from them are for you to come check out their poker site and receive $50 in bonus cash,…

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Become a Twitter Rockstar

This is one of those amazing times where I set out to do something and rather than over-complicate it as I like to do so often, I applied the K.I.S.S. principal, Keep It Simple Stupid, and was able to get it done in about a week. “What’s the project?” you ask, it’s an eBook called…

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Why/How do you Twitter?

If you asked most people a year ago if they use Twitter, they’d have just looked at you funny. Wait a second, if you ask MOST people today if they use Twitter, they are still going to look at you funny. But, if you ask anybody in the tech industry, anybody who spends much time…

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