Category: Twitter

Why do social media posts about Portland weather often contain the hashtag #pdxtst?

Every year around this time, Portland has some sort of weather event. And right on time, the feet of snow falling nearby and the closure of I-84 are probably resulting in any number of tweets in the Portland area. As part of those tweets, an astute Twitter user like you might notice that the hashtag #pdxtst seems prevalent. But why is that?

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Forget sliding into DMs. Subfund has you subscribing into DMs.

For someone who has been creating free Internet content for more than 30 years, this whole creator economy wave of products is super interesting. And when it’s a Portland company, I’m even more interested. Like Subfund.

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I would love to hear more about your startup. Literally.

I’ve been looking for an excuse to user Twitter Spaces, the audio only Clubhouse competitor. And an idea dawned on my that was basically an audio version of Silicon Florist. What if I held a Spaces event where founders got to pitch their startup or startup concept to an audience?

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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┬ástill 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

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