Tag: Twitter

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

If WSU Vancouver had posted "Mt Hood" photo two days earlier, they would have seemed like comedic geniuses

So… mountains. They’re big. They’re often covered with snow. They crop up here and there in the Northwest. And if you squint just right, they can be pretty darn hard to tell apart. Or at least that’s what I’m telling myself. Because tonight, the local Twitter crowd is getting many a laugh thanks to WSU Vancouver’s Twitter account accidentally mislabeling Washington’s Mt St Helens as Oregon’s Mt Hood. Read More

Bad jokes gone good: How the Portland Twitter! Storm! Team! hashtag joke became a valuable weather resource

When it comes to this time of year, Portland gets a little wacky about its weather. That’s nothing new. It’s been happening for quite some time. Live coverage from the top of Sylvan Hill. Reporters resembling Ralphie’s brother from A Christmas Story waiting patiently in the Gorge for freezing rain. Hysteria! Apocalypse! Pandemonium! Read More

Viva variety: Vizify launches a new way to visualize your Twitter conversations

You’ve got to hand it to those folks over at Vizify. They have a way with visualizations. Especially when it comes to social media. And today, they gave us another way to understand our connections and conversations on Twitter. Read More

Miners allowed: New Tellagence tool digs through Twitter for relevant topical data

It should come as no surprise that Portland gets analytical about things. Webtrends took an early lead in the world of Web analytics—and continues to innovate on monitoring what’s happening on the Web, today. And it’s led to a prevalence of thoughtful and creative data visualizations—from companies like Periscopic, for example—are changing the way people think about data. Read More

Let's see that again: Vizify makes your Twitter activity into HTML5-a-licious highlight reel with #FollowMe

Those folks at Vizify are always looking for interesting new ways to help you represent yourself and your activity online. And Twitter is one of their favorite data sources. Their latest effort? #FollowMe, which makes your Twitter data into a video. Read More

You got your in-stream purchases in my… Facebook? Chirpify strikes again

Any number of companies are attacking the idea of social commerce space, looking to make money off the way people share stuff with the friends. But Portland’s Chirpify has always had a unique take on that pursuit. And today? Things got a whole heck of a lot uniquerer. Read More

Rock & Roll: Rolling Stones' Keith Richards using Chirpify to sell merch

There’s big time. And then there’s big time. What rockstars Green Day and Amanda Palmer have managed to do with Portland startup Chirpify‘s platform has been impressive. But today, Keith Richards took it to a whole new level. Read More

Visualizing Vizify: "Your Year on Twitter" lands Portland startup on TV with Steph Stricklen and KGW Live at 7

It’s always nice to see Portland startups taking center stage on KGW Live at 7. This time around it was Vizify, who recently announced a partnership with Twitter to help power part of Your Year on Twitter—a visualization of the tweets, followers, and words that you used on the popular social network. Read More

Making it a happier holiday season for makers: Chirpify powers transaction-fee-free Etsy sales via Instagram and Twitter

In Portland, we love our makers. And Portland’s Chirpify is proving it by putting their money where their mouth is. Or not taking money where their mouth is. Or something. What I’m trying to say is Chirpify is helping Etsy folks sell their wares on Instagram and Twitter with no transaction fees—for life. Read More

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