Bullhorns are overrated

a little late in finding this but seth godin points out on his blog that: having ten times as many Twitter followers generates approximately zero times as much value. which more or less proves my point. Seth’s Blog: Bullhorns are overrated.

How not to use Twitter

I’m done.  Seriously, I’ve had it.  I’m done with the lies and the hype and the spam and the spin doctoring.  I’m done with “twitter methods” that promise thousands of followers and fame and fortune and all they really deliver is spam, affiliate marketing, and zombies – the precise thing they claim to avoid. You… Continue reading How not to use Twitter

twitter hacked. this reminds me of the time…

if you were wondering wtf happened to twitter last night (and, like me, you use a client as opposed to logging into the actual site, so rather than seeing the screen above, you just saw an API timeout error), twitter was hacked.  mashable’s got the digs here and here. now, sure, we should be up in arms… Continue reading twitter hacked. this reminds me of the time…

I’m giving away Google Wave invites!

is google wave still relevant, or 2009’s biggest disappointment?  i’m still holding out for relevant, but i think it needs the kind of all-hands-in adoption that email has today.  but you’re sick of hearing the hype, right?  all these people talking and you still haven’t even seen what the damn thing looks like.  well you’re… Continue reading I’m giving away Google Wave invites!

the quest for the perfect twitter client

it won’t surprise anyone who visits this blog or knows anything about me that i’m a bit of a geek.  i mean that in the broadest sense of the term.  geek as in music geek — not only am i a music snob, but i was also a band geek, and, yes, i listen to bands… Continue reading the quest for the perfect twitter client

ashley morgan gives back to his genesis rocket users with free music

whatever your take on the highly successful twitter method genesis rocket is, upstart blogger‘s ashley morgan has an awesome new tweak to his micropatronage system. all past, current and future genesis rocket customers get access to all his albums plus bonus tracks and exclusives. even if you don’t care about genesis rocket, it’s still pretty… Continue reading ashley morgan gives back to his genesis rocket users with free music

take that, corporate rock

in a magical fairytale land, closely resembling our own, there was a bard.  this bard appeared as just another travelling musician-storyteller, like most bards, from a small town and humble beginnings.  in fact, this bard was secretly a vassal under the employ of an enormous fiefdom, taking a small cut off the top of her tips and giving… Continue reading take that, corporate rock

twitter schoolbus: some tricks i’ve found

since i first started the twitter schoolbus experiment, the goal was to create a system that compared with twitter rocket for getting followers.  eventually, i discovered that my method was slow and took a lot of time to build a steady following. at least in theory, twitter rocket could build that following in about half… Continue reading twitter schoolbus: some tricks i’ve found

a girl named jinx

I met a high school girl today when erin and I were going to pick gavin up from his first day of preschool.  Mostly she and erin talked, I just quietly carried lilah on my shoulders.  She introduced herself (her real name escapes me) and she said something that struck me instantly as a bit… Continue reading a girl named jinx