Category: Twitter

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

Tagalus: 10,000 Twitter hashtags defined and counting

Providing some insight into hashtags. That site is Portland-based tagal.us. And today, it passed a major milestone by capturing the definition for its 10,000th hashtag.

Despite all the Portland love for the Twitter, the fact remains that—for the uninitiated—Twitter can be a bit of a foreign realm. Crazy shorthand. Weird @ replies. And those strange phrases crammed behind # signs.

But since early 2009, one site has been working to change that. Well, at least by providing some insight into that whole hashtag thing (the # phrases). That site is Portland-based tagal.us, a site focused on helping define the hashtags used on Twitter. And today, it passed a major milestone by capturing a definition for its 10,000th hashtag. Read More

Twitalyzer 2.0 takes analyzing Twitter—and over analyzing yourself—to a whole new level

Well, it turns out that Portland has managed to keep pushing the Portland-based Twitalyzer team to make their analysis of Twitter user behavior better and better. (Probably because they wanted a free beer at Beer and Blog.)

[HTML2]You may remember Twitalyzer from the bit of hubbub it caused last year, when it was used to select the top 100 Twitter users in Portland.

Well, it turns out that Portland—the town that very well may have more Twitter users per capita than any other—has managed to keep pushing the Portland-based Twitalyzer team to make their analysis of Twitter user behavior better and better. (Probably because of all the folks who felt they deserved a free beer at Beer and Blog.)

And now, they’ve released the latest fruits of that effort with the launch of Twitalyzer 2.0. Read More

This ain’t your father’s Twitter background: COLOURlovers themeleon takes custom theming to a whole new level

Introducing COLOURlovers themeleon, an Web-based service that will let you create stunning Twitter backgrounds in a matter of seconds—and soon likely themes for any number of customizable sites.

Now, I know, I know. I’ve doted on Portland-based COLOURlovers time and time again. If I’m waxing philosophic about the amazing community they’ve built around sharing color palettes then I’m highlighting another award or recognition they’ve received. It really and truly is one of the most beautiful sites in Portland—if not on the entire Web.

But their latest little venture has me a wee bit slackjawed. Not only is it an excellent application of the wealth of color knowledge they’ve accumulated, it’s also a tool that makes even the hue managing challenged—like yours truly—look like a true artiste.

Introducing COLOURlovers themeleon, an Web-based service that will let you create stunning Twitter backgrounds in a matter of seconds—and soon likely themes for any number of customizable sites. Read More

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