Category: Twitter

Revisiting Black History Month 2021

It’s become an annual tradition for Stephen Green to spend the month of February featuring one amazing Black business every day on Twitter in honor of Black History Month. A few years ago, Built Oregon joined the effort. And then my part of the annual tradition has become capturing all of the tweets in a single post. So let’s take a look at Black History Month 2021.

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How do you get the most out of Clubhouse?

Maybe you have an invite. Maybe you don’t. Maybe you’re psyched on Clubhouse. Maybe you’re not. But whatever the case, it’s always nice to know more about new social platforms, right? Right. That’s why I was glad to see ConvertKit COO and Portland startup community contributor Barrett Brooks documenting his experiences with Clubhouse.

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There’s a new Mars Rover to follow on Twitter

Call me geeky, but I love following those anthropomorphic and usually somewhat snarky Twitter accounts of random objects and robots and brands and whatnot. And with the successful landing of a new Mars rover, today, there’s another account I’ll be following. And I thought you might like to follow it as well. It’s NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover.

If you follow one Twitter account today, make it @WallOfMoms

There was a time, way back when in the early days of Twitter, that I used to recommend Portland Twitter accounts for folks to follow. While that’s not something I do on a regular basis anymore, there are certain times where I feel motivated to rekindle that effort. Like today, when I realized that the Portland Wall of Moms has a Twitter account.

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Calling all Portland welcome wagon types

It’s Friday. And this made me happy. A bunch of us have already chimed in, but if you want to connect, please do! This totally reminds me of the early days of Twitter. And it made me a little nostalgic.

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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

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