20
Jan 11

Just Tweet It

Michael Jackson - Just Tweet It

They told him don’t you ever follow around here
Don’t wanna see your Facebook, you better disappear
SMO is in their eyes and their keywords really clear
So tweet it, just tweet it

You better follow, you better list who you can
Don’t wanna see no blood, don’t be a macho man
You wanna be twough, better list what you can
So tweet it, but you wanna be twread

Just tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
No one wants to be untweeted
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s twrong or tright
Just tweet it, tweet it
Just tweet it, tweet it
Just tweet it, tweet it
Just tweet it, tweet it

They’re out to get you, better RT while you can
Don’t wanna be a boy, you wanna be a man
You wanna stay alive, better do what you can
So tweet it, just tweet it

You have to show them that you’re really not scared
You’re microbloggin’ your life, this ain’t no truth or dare
They’ll kick you, then they tweet you,
Then they’ll tell you it’s fair
So tweet it, but you wanna be bad

Just tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
No one wants to be untweeted
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s twrong or tright

Just tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
No one wants to be untweeted
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s twrong or tright

Just tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
No one wants to be untweeted
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s twrong or tright
Just tweet it, tweet it
tweet it, tweet it, tweet it

tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
No one wants to be untweeted
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s twrong or who’s tright

Just tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
No one wants to be untweeted
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s twrong or tright

Just tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
No one wants to be untweeted
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s twrong or tright
Just tweet it, tweet it
tweet it, tweet it, tweet it

tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
No one wants to be untweeted
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s twrong or who’s tright

Just tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
No one wants to be untweeted
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s twrong or tright

Just tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
No one wants to be untweeted
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s twrong or tright

Just tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
No one wants to be untweeted
Just tweet it, tweet it
tweet it, tweet it, tweet it


02
Aug 10

1&1 on Twitter

Want to see something funny? It wasn’t that long ago that I was ranting about 1&1 suckage. Now, I randomly look at my Tweetdeck and see this appear…

1and1 on Twitter


05
Apr 10

Twollow Sucks

Twollow Home Page

As the title indicates, this post is going to outline why Twollow sucks. You can choose to use Twollow if you want. You shouldn’t be ashamed. I certainly use services that suck. But, just set your expectations from the beginning. If you would like to further investigate Twollow, you can do so at Twollow.com.

First, what is Twollow? It’s one of the first services that allowed automated Twitter following. At one time, it seemed all of the A-List Twitter bloggers were using it and promoting it. Apparently, a large number of Twitter users still employ the service today. In Twollow’s on words:

Find & Follow People On Twitter by Keywords. Gain targeted followers!

Screen Shot of Twollow Price Points

Oh and I bet they won’t include www.smoblogger.com on this list that appears on twollow.com:

As seen on Mashable, KillerStartups, and AskDaveTaylor!

I fell for the Twollow “Bronze” service which as you can see from the price points above, it’s the cheapest. I foolishly paid the annual price of 79.99 thinking I would be saving money. I just happily went along with all of the A-Listers and trusted them.

Quickly, I received about 2000 followers related to my keywords. I was loving it. Then, something happened and everything just went dead. I was stuck at 2000. Why could I no longer get followers? I contacted Twollow support over and over and over and received one response initially, but then radio silence afterwards.

I made this final plea:

Final request. Twollow has not been working for me on my account [removed for privacy]. The info was sent. The transfer has not been made. I’ve sent numerous requests to support asking for help. No response. Please let me know something by tomorrow or I’m out.

Normally, when I purchase a product or service that fails to deliver as advertised, I dispute it with my card company and usually get a refund. I kept holding out for Twollow because of those darn A-Listers, I guess. Still want to believe this product works. But, it doesn’t.

Here’s my satire of the Twollow features:

  • Potentially Find & Follow people based on keywords
  • Interact with Twollow customer support – increase your social life
  • Track what people are saying about your website or products if you can log in.
  • 20th Century Networking.
  • 40,000 Users Can be Wrong!
  • Pay money to a service endorsed by A-List Twitterers!
  • Tweet how great Twollow is!
  • For reference:
    Twollow Twitter page: @twollow (nofollowed)

    Does Twollow suck for you too?


    05
    Oct 09

    Still Think Twitter is Stupid?

    Twitter Bird Upside Down

    I guess that’s the question these days. Everyone I know a Twitter user. But… everyone I know is an Internet geek of some sort, a designer, marketer or social media type. Okay, maybe my Mom isn’t using Twitter but give her time.

    I admit that I thought Twitter to be stupid when it first began for these reasons:

    1. Why would anyone want to limit the number of characters that they can post? If you really have something important to say, often it’s more than the terse Twitter character limits.
    2. Why give your content away to a third party which can ban or bury your work? Put your content on your blog, keep control and revenue and sit there and own it (feels good doesn’t it).
    3. Why did we need yet another social network besides the big ones: MySpace, Facebook, Friendster? Been there, done that. I’m not one to indulge in a social media site just because it’s faddish.

    I’ve begun to think more seriously about Twitter. Yes, I’ve become more involved–more tweets, retweets, selecting good friends interested in my favorite topics and removing non friends. Why? Let me answer each of the above objections to using Twitter by saying:
    Twitter Birds

    1. You don’t have to worry about the things that sometimes drag us down in life, namely committments. I don’t have to respond to a rant with a counter rant. I don’t have to explain anything, just tweet. So, the brevity of ¬†Twitter becomes a positive instead of a limitation. Getting what I’m saying? Agree?
    2. Using Twitter can complement my own blog content. It’s a way to get friends, subscribers and links (sorry web 1.0 folks, you’ll have to stay back in the 1990’s if you don’t get involved in SMO).
    3. Yes, Twitter is another social network but yet, this social media tool is different. I’ll probably blog about this in more detail, but I think you know what I mean.

    I use Twitter now because I’ve overcome the three objections above. If you sincerely think Twitter is stupid, don’t use it.


    29
    Sep 09

    Twitter Fail Whale

    He who has never failed somewhere, that man cannot be great. –Herman Melville, Moby Dick

    Have you seen the Fail Whale in on Twitter.com? Occasionally I will catch a glimpse of the great white whale off the starboard bow of my browser.

    Funny how Twitter fails regularly but no one cares.

    Twitter Fail Whale

    Twitter Fail Whale

    Twitter is over capacity. Too many tweets! Please wait a moment and try again.