[HTML3]You know the old (well, old in Internet time) joke. Twitter? Why would I get on Twitter? Isn’t that just people talking about what they’re eating?
Well, yeah. To some extent it is. But what if they were talking about that new restaurant where you were going to spend your anniversary—and it sucked. Or what if you were really hankering for vegan BBQ and your first choice happened to be closed? Sometimes what people are eating, where they’re eating, and what they’re tweeting can be extremely valuable.
And Portland-based iAte is gobbling that Twitter data up and serving up some very tasty results. Read More
Now, if you’re in Portland, you’ve no doubt received the Twitter pitch. You know, the whole “Why aren’t you on Twitter?”, “I heard about it on Twitter”, “Isn’t everyone on Twitter?” treatment?
And if you’ve succumb to the pitch, you’ve likely been invited to a tweetup or two. Maybe at Whiffies. Or at the Green Dragon. Or maybe just a random get together.
They’re all in good fun. But what if you’re interested in a more business-like get together? Well then. The Uniquely Portland Oregon inaugural tweetup may be for you. Read More
There’s no doubt that Portland, Oregon, is one of the most beer-o-phile-ish towns in the world. We’ve got our bevy of microbreweries, our randomly stocked beer groceries, our brewers’ festivals, and any number of folks working to keep us informed about just what’s happening in the world of beer.
That said, there’s always room for more beer-oriented stuff around here. Enter Portland’s own Taplister‘s new iPhone app Beer Signal—an app that could have more of those beer discussions happening in person. Read More
[HTML3]Well, well, well. That post about Twitalyzer’s assessment of the Top 100 Twitter types in Portland created quite the kerfuffle, didn’t it? Well, 42 comments and hundreds of tweets later… the day has finally come.
Tonight at Beer and Blog Portland, you’ll be able to meet many of the folks on the Top 100 list and hear from Twitalyzer creator Eric T. Peterson how the magic works.
And if you’re on the list? You get a free beer. Read More
[HTML3]Ah, Twitter. If there’s one thing I know about Twitter and Portland it’s this: Portland loves Twitter. It’s helped our community band together, it’s helped us monitor the weather, and it’s helped inspire new products—like TwitterLocal and Twitalyzer. Heck, we even have Rael Dornfest, the guy engineering our Twitter user experience, here in town.
Twitter and Portland were made for each other.
But when I start thinking about Portland and Twitter there it always leads to questions. Who else in Portland is using Twitter? Who am I missing? Who are the most active and influential people in Portland on Twitter?
Leave it to Twitalyzer, the Portland-based Twitter analysis tool, to answer that question. Read More
I’ve made no secret about my appreciation and affection for the Strange Love Live crew. I’m dead serious when I say it’s the best podcast in Portland, if not the world.
That said, if I have one piece of feedback for them, it’s “Get out of the basement!” And that’s exactly what they’ve begun to do. Now, they’re making regular appearances at local conferences—and getting interviews with some really cool folks.
At this year’s WebVisions, they had the opportunity to catch up with Chris Messina. During the interview Cami Kaos chats with Messina about the evolution of Twitter #hashtags, his affection for comics, and more. Read More
It may be a short week, but it’s not a slow news week. That said, it is the Friday of a short week. And posting about really cool startups or important news may get lost in the haze of moving into the weekend.
What to do? What to do?
I’ve got it! How about taking care of some housekeeping around the ol’ Silicon Florist?
What kind of housekeeping you ask? Well, how about reminding you about all the ways you can consume Silicon Florist content and interact with the awesome startup community here in the Silicon Forest? Read More
It’s getting warmer. Portland types are starting to spend their afternoons outside. And as we look toward our upcoming three-day weekend, everything just seems to be winding down to a pleasant and relaxing lull, right?
Your Friday is going to be—excuse the French—apeshit crazy packed, my friend. So make sure you get yourself all rested and whatnot.
Don’t look at me like that. You know what I’m talking about. Just look at all this stuff you’re going to have to juggle… Read More
Tonight, WebVisions will hold its second Webvisionary Awards, but there’s still some work to do before that takes place: voting for the People’s Choice Award. Or I guess, more appropriately, tweeting for the People’s Choice.
Tweeting? That’s right. All of the votes for the People’s Choice will be cast via Twitter, the popular microblogging platform. Each entry has a short code. Just send a direct message—that’s a d not an @—to @wv09 with that short code and your vote will be counted.
Sad you’re not attending WebVisions? You can still get into the Webvisionary Awards—because it’s open to the public.
So who needs your votes? Read More
If there’s one thing we here in Portland love, it’s our Twitter. And it’s not just because the inimitable Rael Dornfest, Twitter’s user experience (UX) engineer, happens to live in Portland.
No, it’s something deeper than that. Twitter works for Portland’s dynamic. It meshes with our culture and our geekiness and our whatever.
And so it should come as absolutely no surprise that, when it comes to understanding Twitter, Silicon Forest startups come up with some interesting solutions. Like Portland-based Twitalyzer. And like the latest feature from Clicky, the lightweight yet extremely feature-heavy Web analytics tool. The new feature with which I’m so impressed? It’s called Twitter brand monitor. (Calm down, Dawn.) Read More