Twitter Updates for 2008-01-04

  • I like having my GrandCentral Call Me button on my site – it’s fun talking to my readers every so often in person #
  • @susanreynolds I’d say a couple times a month – I just got one, thought it was really cool. It’s kind of my personal tech support and s … #
  • We’re Catholic broke the 30,000 mark on Facebook, with 31,000 users, and growing #
  • @octalmage I’m Mormon, running a meta-network of religious applications on Facebook. On Facebook, I’m Christian. 🙂 #
  • @octalmage, I also run “We’re Baptist”, and I also started an “LDS App”, which I have since sold to an LDS Foundation #
  • @octalmage I’m also hoping to work on a Jewish app, and maybe even an Islamic app. I’m studying up on those religions first. #
  • @octalmage, as far as I’m concerned, each religious app belongs to that religion, and will maintain the culture and beliefs of those faiths #
  • @newmediajim you should follow @trippfenderson who works for Media General down south of you #
  • @guykawasaki is about to start following every person that follows him – just got him set up, and I think it’s working #
  • No one tests their Twitter libs on more than 100 friends or followers – had to fix several bugs in Net::Twitter to get it to work with h … #
  • @chrispirillo is also about to start following everyone that follows him – I’ll announce the site that is doing this here soon #
  • @guykawasaki start watching your Following number -it’s slowly going up right now #
  • @guykawasaki just wait until I add statistics, better blacklisting features in there (I”m thinking something like akismet) #
  • @guykawasaki, btw, I got Twitter to remove their quota of 70 requests / hour for you so hopefully it should follow all within the next hour #
  • @guykawasaki ha! I didn’t think of it that way – shows the spirit between the two networks. #
  • @guykawasaki I just hope this doesn’t trigger some bot in Twitter’s system like it did in Facebook’s #
  • You know, Twitter could build a business model just out of selling Twitter-branded schwag #
  • If you use my Twitter auto_follow script, you’ll need to patch Net::Twitter if you have over 100 friends: #
  • Follow up to my previous post on the Zed comment, and why I think Rails users are proving Zed’s point: #
  • @armandoalves as long as I’m not a Decepticon! 😉 #
  • @guykawasaki is now officially following more people than are following him 🙂 Now that’s a great Twitter citizen! #
  • @chrispirillo is soon to follow – my script should finish processing @guykawasaki here very shortly and move on to @chrispirillo #
  • @scobleizer it follows those that are following you, but you aren’t following. #
  • @scobleizer some people Twitter blacklists, which might be why they are in non-follow mode #
  • I think my blog is getting slammed right now – might have to pull out another EC2 instance here to handle the traffic #
  • @scobleizer: #
  • @chrispirillo want something entertaining to do? Whatch your “Following” number on twitter go up as you refresh the page 🙂 #
  • @benoitcazenave welcome! #
  • fading fast – if I get 8 hours of sleep, that means I wake up at 12pm! #
  • Now I’ve got recruiters both contacting me to work for them, and to work for me – some of these guys need to do their research! #
  • Happy that Twitter didn’t disable @guykawasaki’s account for the script I was running for him to follow all of his followers 😉 #
  • @alexdc the script has a blacklist for that. Also, after you get above 1,000 followers how can you possibly have a life and manually follow #
  • @alexdc every big name on Twitter with over 2,000 followers is using a script to auto-follow. At least they are listening to you now. #
  • anyone know of a good tutorial on setting up a wireless router as just a range extender for an existing router? #
  • @humancell perfect – thanks! Since there is no Wireless N extender I bought an extra N router and hope to use WDS to extend #
  • Finalizing edits on the FB book before sending back to the publisher. Lee Lorenzen is Forewarding, followed by a Superstar Afterword TBA! #
  • You can follow us on our Facebook Page for the book at #
  • hehe – comment from our editor in the manuscript: “What does ‘pwn’ mean?” (it’s a quote from an app description we were showing) #

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Jesse Stay has been a pioneer in the space of social media marketing since before it was called "social media marketing". Originally a software developer, Jesse built a tool called which helped brands like Pepsi, Brittany Spears, and MC Hammer grow their social media presence, and before he knew it brands were coming to him for help to grow their presence in very unique ways. His tool was featured on almost every tech blog and even mainstream news sites like New York Times, Techcrunch, and Mashable. Jesse also spent a brief period working FOR Facebook, Inc., helping them to build out their documentation to help companies integrate Facebook Connect into their websites and mobile apps. Jesse took his skills and helped the LDS Church kick off most of its social media programs. While there he helped launch the award-winning "I'm a Mormon" marketing campaign with global reach worldwide in the millions of views and followers. Jesse established new global programs at the Church to further grow its reach amongst both members and non-members of the Church, working with every department of the Church, also including entities like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Brigham Young University. He also helped the Church navigate its voice and presence during the Mitt Romney Presidential campaign due to the significant attention the Church was getting at the time. He established the social media advertising techniques and strategies employed at Deseret Digital Media growing over 20 million fans across their news properties in just 6 months, and was featured on AdWeek for his success. As founder and Principal of Stay N Alive, Jesse has developed very unique techniques in social media advertising to help organizations grow presences, within months on minimal budgets, into hundreds of thousands of highly relevant and engaging fans and followers. He designed and teaches social media advertising at LDS Business College. He has helped grow sales, and has a belief that yes, you CAN measure social! Jesse has been featured as one of 10 entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter (next to Biz Stone and Ev Williams, founders of Twitter) by Entrepreneur magazine. Jesse has written 9 books on the topic of social media marketing and development, including Google+ Marketing For Dummies and Facebook All In One For Dummies, and eats, lives, and drinks social media with a personal combined presence of over 600,000 followers on his personal social profiles.

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