Monday Dec 14, 2009

7 Twitter Dos and Don'ts Every Startup Should Know

Twitter is the prototypical social network, the name on everybody's tongue, and the core of a successful social media presence. Knowing how to build your following -- and avoid the potential pitfalls -- is key to turning your tweets into traffic.

If there is one secret to Twitter success, it's be yourself. It's also the one that far too many businesses miss, much to their detriment. There are a multitude of places where being your business is the best way to make a good impression, but Twitter isn't one of them. Twitter is a lot like a small town, and has to be treated as such.

Many businesses treat Twitter as just one more place to broadcast. Like a website, a newsletter, or an ad in the local newspaper, business owners think of Twitter as somewhere to get their message out to as many people as possible. Twitter users aren't like website visitors or newspaper readers -- they are using Twitter to network, not receive one-way messages. Failing to interact is surefire suicide for your Twitter presence.

So what should you do?

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Thursday Jul 02, 2009

One Million Dollar Media Prize for DEMOfall 09

The DEMO conference announced today that they will award an advertising package valued at one million dollars to the top enterprise and consumer technologies presenting at DEMOfall this coming September. The media package will consist of a six-month advertising campaign running from October 2009 through March 2010. 

Find out more at http://www.demo.com/press/pr070209.html.

Reminder: Deadline to apply for the launch or AlphaPitch programs at DEMOfall is July 30. Companies interested in participating in DEMOfall should visit http://www.demo.com to get application information. DEMOfall will take place September 21-23 in San Diego, CA. Register at http://www.demo.com/pitch/applypitch.html

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