Category: Twitter

Help raise money for PIGSquad with the push of a button, a retweet button

While it’s no Wendy’s chicken nuggets tweet, a tweet by Michael Hill still has the potential to do some good for local nonprofit PIGSquad.

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How does Portland fare on the map of 6 billion geotagged tweets?

Back in the early days of Twitter, Portland was often one of the more prominent towns on the platform. Getting topics to trend was a regular occurrence. And using the service to spread news and weather was commonplace. Read More

Chirpify lands $1.3 million in funding … and that’s not even the most interesting part of the story

Granted, I’m more than a little slow. But at least this time I have a good reason.

You’ve probably already seen the news that Portland-based startup Chirpify landed $1.3 million in funding. It’s getting great coverage, all over. But I thought I might take a few minutes to dissect it. Because it’s interesting on any number of levels. Read More

If a Twitter user could tweet a beer, how many beers would a Twitter user tweet?

Remember Tweet-a-Beer? The app—built by tenfour and Waggener Edstrom on the Chirpify platform—allows Twitter users to send a beer to a friend all through the magic of Twitter and PayPal.

And during SXSW, it took off. Now, the folks who built the app are sharing their initial results. Read More

SXSW hack: Be the most popular geek in Austin by using Chirpify to “Tweet a Beer”

If you work the angles right, SXSW can be a really rewarding experience. A veritable target-rich zone of tech types and a who’s who of the startup industry awaits those skilled and wily enough to make the right connections during their brief stint in Austin over the next few days.

But at an event with tens of thousands of people, how do you make yourself memorable? How do you get the attention of that one panelist to whom you really need to speak? Or that VIP who could really be the key to the next big thing? Read More

Follow frenzy: 50 interesting Twitter folks (who also happen to be speaking at #140conf NW)

Well, before you go running off and following Twitter types willy nilly, maybe you should start with a sure thing. Like the speakers at #140conf NW

So, you’ve been feeling a little different. Things are changing. You’re changing. It happens. This is a special time in your life.

You’re looking for a few new people to follow on Twitter.

Well, before you go running off and following Twitter types willy nilly, maybe you should start with a sure thing. You know what I’m talking about. That’s right. Speakers at the #140conf NW. Read More

Shop smart. Shop S-Mart. Or Sell Simply where you’re one tweet away from selling. (And buying ain’t that hard either.)

And that’s why Sell Simply, a new service from Portland-based the Good, is a breath of fresh air. Plus, if you have a Twitter account—which I’m going to bet you do—you already have a Sell Simply store

If the Web is good for one thing, it’s for buying stuff. I mean, really. Most of the time you’re either buying or you’re looking for something that you plan to buy. It’s just a big old marketplace.

But have you ever actually tried to sell something online? Yeesh. It can be a mess. And that’s why Sell Simply, a new service from Portland-based the Good, is a breath of fresh air. Plus, if you have a Twitter account—which I’m willing to bet you do—you already have a Sell Simply store, all thanks to the magic of OAuth. Read More

Can you find the Portland connection in the Class of Twitter HQ?

Did you know that aside from the droves of people around Portland who adore Twitter, our fair city actually has a deeper connection with one of the most popular tools on the Web?

It’s true. What’s more, our Portland connection makes an appearance in the Twitter Class of HQ video. Can you spot that Portland person? Read More

Seesmic CTO Johann Romefort visiting Portland. What should he do while he’s here?

Word around the campfire is that Johann Romefort, the CTO of Seesmic—one of the leading Twitter clients—will be in town for the weekend.

[HTML1]Word around the campfire is that Johann Romefort, the CTO of Seesmic—one of the leading Twitter clients—will be in town for the weekend.

Any time Internet dignitaries swing by, it’s always good to show them a good old fashioned Portland welcome. And so I’m hoping that you—the geeky Portland consulate—can provide some suggestions for what Johann should do while he’s here in town. Read More

That new Tweetmeme follow button everyone is all gaga about? There’s some Portland-based Twitalyzer baked in there

When it comes to Twitter, people get a little excited around these parts. In fact, we like to think of Portland as one of the most Twittery towns around. So when TweetMeme released a new “follow me” button that provides some interesting details about you and your Twitter account, it was no surprise that Portlanders—not to mention other folks around the Web—were quick to start banging on it.

What might surprise you, however, is that one local Twitter-focused company is baked right into the goodness that is the new TweetMeme Follow button—and that company is Portland-based Twitalyzer. Read More

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