Tagged: followers


WWE’s John Cena, Google Shoes – SXSW 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI attended a couple sessions today, one being how the WWE is crushing social media. Did you know the WWE trends more than most other sports? Did you know that WWE’s John Cena has more Twitter followers than Kim Kardashian? The panel included Cena, Stephanie McMahon (EVP,Creative Developer), Perkins Miller (EVP of Digital Media) and hosted by Khris Loux of Echo. They talked some impressive numbers on how WWE is not only taking social media to new levels but also creating ways for fans to be fully interactive. Turning to the internet and iPad app when the show is on break, for example. But the WWE’s numbers can speak for themselves. Almost 100 million likes on Facebook, 45 million Twitter followers. John Cena himself has 3.5 million followers – placing him around 246 in the top followers list. Whats more impressive...

Guerrilla Marketing Geekazine Weekly Podcast, Day in Tech History – How to Do it? 0

Guerrilla Marketing Geekazine Weekly Podcast, Day in Tech History – How to Do it?

In the last 72 hours, I have been asking “How do I Guerrilla Market the Geekazine Weekly Podcast and the Day in Tech History. I have been trying to figure out the best route without becoming annoying. How do I Guerrilla Market my Podcast? I started by small Twitters to sign up for Day in Tech History over at @dayintechhist. That helped, but I noticed @geekazine lose on it’s followers. Not a big deal because that number seems to fluctuate daily. The average website will say: If you want more listeners, then comment on other sites. That is a great idea, but I have also seen it turn ugly. One or two people start cutting you down because you are promoting your website. Things like “Who do you think you are” and “Great: another cross-poster”. Is Guerrilla Marketing of podcasts a good thing, or annoyance? You will always...

DriveSafe.ly lets you Hear Your Texts When You Are Driving – CES 2010 0

DriveSafe.ly lets you Hear Your Texts When You Are Driving – CES 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS With new texting laws coming into play, you have to find other ways to get texts and emails. That is where Drivesafe.ly comes in.  You will be able to listen to text messages – up to 25 characters. Without having to push a button – It will know when you get in the car. Todd Cochrane talks with Heath on this great concept. It’s a background app for Blackberry and Android phones and soon for iPhone and Palm.  It does have an out of office type reply to let people know you are driving. 1.8 Million followers are already using it. Sponsor:  Get GotoAssist Express free for 30 days and complete the IT Toolbox – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Get this content on TiVo, Roku and Boxee – Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and Check out Techpodcasts.tv

TSO: Twitter Search Optimization and how it can work like SEO 0

TSO: Twitter Search Optimization and how it can work like SEO

Most have heard of SEO – search engine optimization. It seems to be a common phrase nowadays. Every now and then I even hear ads on the radio that promote SEO because it is a viable thing for anybody’s website. The better it is searched, the more traffic that can come to it. However, there is another trend that has been creeping up. The same ideals, but this time In the microblog field. Something that could easily be known as TSO – or Twitter Search Optimization. Some practice this new ideal and others are even really good at it; but no matter what – if you are ignoring TSO, then you are ignoring a lot of new readers, listeners or viewers. Take a look at this 140 character statement: @geekazine #Twitter #network tool. We are a #blog #podcast and #news site. Check out the #website http://www.geekazine.com (#Geekazine) What...

16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick 2

16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick

You might remember the products. You might remember the hype. Then, you are tooling down highway 41 years later and all of a sudden you think to yourself – “Hey, whatever happened to…” Failed ideas. Maybe it was a great idea, but wasn’t made right, or design errors brought it down. Maybe it was just a bad product. Well, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see if we cannot repeat these errors again. Oh yeah, why 16? Well because we could. The Computer Watch: Whether it was the Ruputer, the MSN Direct ‘Smart’ Watches, the Timex Data Link Watch or another gadget watch – BTW – I remember having a “Transformers watch”. It was awesome! Still, the Dick Tracey style communication watches, the “Computer on a wrist”, never really hit it off. I even remember a watch that gave you directions. You would put in the...

Win an Epson Artisan 700 – Summer of Geekazine Contest

Win an Epson Artisan 700 – Summer of Geekazine Contest

Contest has closed. Thanks to all participants. This month we are giving away an Epson Artisan 700 printer. This is a wireless printer /scanner with CD/DVD printing capability. Here are all the options: 4 in 1 Print / Copy / Scan / Ultra Hi-Def Photo Up to 38 ppm, photos in as fast as 10 sec1 Auto Photo Correction; preview on LCD Professional quality CD/DVD printing Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking Scan and restore faded photos Ultra Hi-Definition photos last 4x longer than photo lab prints Print personal note paper & greeting cards There are three parts to this contest. Follow on Twitter – @geekazine Comment below with your twitter name In the next few weeks, during the Quickcast – Week in Tech History podcast (published on Mondays), I will announce the third requirement. Check out the latest quickcast on this – we give you the 3rd step –...

Twitter Bots Need to be Stopped 1

Twitter Bots Need to be Stopped

I use Twitter a lot. I wanted to stay informed, especially from friends. I decided to port all direct messages to my cell phone. That way I didn’t have to install a Twitter client. At first that was great – I could respond to people I need to talk to. That has all changed with the Twitterbot. Now, if I “Follow” the wrong person, I get a direct message: Thanks for following me. I hope to talk to you, but in the meantime: here is a free gift hllp://i.am.spamming/you. I am not impressed – In fact, I am downright annoyed. You want to get unfollowed by me? Then all you have to do is send me a bot like that. I’ll unfollow you in a heartbeat. I don’t mind @replies. But the direct replies are the ones that go to the cell phone too. I am glad someone...

Ashton Kutcher, CNN and Oprah Winfrey – Breaking Glass Ceilings 1

Ashton Kutcher, CNN and Oprah Winfrey – Breaking Glass Ceilings

Ashton hit 1 million – he was the first – on Twitter. Oprah is at 83,000. CNN, Ellen, Jimmy Fallon, Barack Obama and Shaq are those who make the top list of Twitter Followed profiles. It seems Twitter is getting us closer to people we see on Radio, TV and Movies. You can find out what someone is doing from wherever you and they are. You can use your computer, phone, mobile device or mental telepathy – if you have an API written for it. Then there is the chance that you might reply to @aplusk. Then you can say “Ashton talked back to me.” Well, maybe it’s his assistant who’s job it is to watch the twitter account. Even though Ashton is following 73, he can see all the @ replies. There are those who are trying to find a way to get more followers. The best...

Weekend In Tech History – 10-24-08 – The Internet 0

Weekend In Tech History – 10-24-08 – The Internet

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by: Online meetings made easy. Try GoToMeeting FREE for 30 days! www.gotomeeting.com/techpodcasts In the Weekend edition of Week in Tech History, the Federal Networking Council, along with the DoD, NSF, NASA and others, officially coin the word “Internet” on Oct 24th, 1995. The Resolution names TCP/IP and other IP related protocols to create “accessability to publicly or privaely high level services layered on the communications and related infrastructure”. Other events include Mac OS 10.3 release, the Playstation 2 is released in the US, The Osborne Vixen and Encore computers are announced and Windows XP Home and Professional editions are released. This, along with the Colbert Facebook app hitting 1 million followers and a lot more make up the weekend edition of the Weekend in Tech History Podcast.

What if Microsoft went Open Source? 0

What if Microsoft went Open Source?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOpen Source seems to be a growing movement. Not everything is part of the “GNU General Public License” though.  Some have even gone as far to make their own Public License standard. Microsoft does have some Open Source to them, but what would happen if they took their Operating System to that standard? Would people accept the Microsoft OS, or would they finally make the switch to Linux? Brought to you by CareerSaver.com – 25% off Training materials if you use code “Geek08”.