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Leif Hansen
Keynote Speaker, Event Facilitator and Trainer
Seattle, Washington
Posted by Leif Hansen, Seattle, Washington | Jul 26, 2007

Subscribe to The Biznik Community Twitter / Pownce Names?

Sorry if this has been brought up before (search forums!?), but if you have a twitter or pownce name, reply here so we can get some hyper-blogging / group-consciousness going on between bizniks.

To add me: * My Twitter name is leifhansen * My Pownce name is SparkGuy (though I haven't really used it much yet...still waiting to see how things pan out.)


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  • Web developer and Entrepreneur 
Jackson, New Jersey 
Sara Smith
    Posted by Sara Smith, Jackson, New Jersey | Jul 27, 2007

    ses5909 on Twitter as well as on pownce although I haven't done anything with pownce since signing up.

    And I had actually not signed up for twitter until just recently... It took me a while to catch on. I asked my friend about it and she said..

    well, let's say you have to poop. and you feel the need to tell everyone. You can type it in twitter and all of your contacts will be notified via text or IM or web.

    Great.. WHERE CAN I SIGN UP??

  • Keynote Speaker, Event Facilitator and Trainer 
Seattle, Washington 
Leif Hansen
    Posted by Leif Hansen, Seattle, Washington | Jul 27, 2007

    Ha! Hilarious analogy. Yeah, unfortunately (wel, at lesat IMHO) some people do use it for that. At its best though, its a great way to keep friends up to date on where you are, what your doing, cool net finds, last minute 'join me' events, etc. Its very addicting. And have you seen or heard about TwitterVision?

  • Real Estate Sales, REALTOR 
Tallahassee, Florida 
Kenneth Fach
    Posted by Kenneth Fach, Tallahassee, Florida | Jul 30, 2007

    I have recently been following what folks are doing on Twitter, and adding my inputs. My Twitter name is GrowingUpRanch. I chose that since i grew up living in the traditional ranch style homes which was the symbol of real estate in the United States for many years, as the ranch style home was the most popular.

  • Web developer and Entrepreneur 
Jackson, New Jersey 
Sara Smith
    Posted by Sara Smith, Jackson, New Jersey | Jul 31, 2007

    twittervision is new to me. Kind of cool to look at.

  • Graphics Awesomizer 
Sandy, Oregon 
David Billings
    Posted by David Billings, Sandy, Oregon | Apr 11, 2008

    My twitter name is sparkyfirepants.

    I'm still trying to figure out how I can make it useful to me. I use iChat for an IM client and no one I know (until now!) is twitter...ing.

    Have you seen twitter local? twitterlocal.net

    I'll look for ya'll!

  • Self Employment Coach 
Suquamish, Washington 
Molly Gordon
    Posted by Molly Gordon, Suquamish, Washington | Apr 11, 2008

    Great idea.

    My twittername is shaboom.

    I'm not on pownce.

  • Self Employment Coach 
Suquamish, Washington 
Molly Gordon
    Posted by Molly Gordon, Suquamish, Washington | Apr 11, 2008

    Love the name, Kenneth. My family lived in Bowie-Belair, a Levittown development in Maryland in the early 60s.

  • Blogging Coach and Copywriter 
Seattle, Washington 
Judy Dunn
    Posted by Judy Dunn, Seattle, Washington | Apr 12, 2008

    Can someone help me with BUSINESS applications using twitter? Not sure I see the value. Or is it used mostly for non-biz social connections?

  • Graphics Awesomizer 
Sandy, Oregon 
David Billings
    Posted by David Billings, Sandy, Oregon | Apr 12, 2008

    I had the same question, Judy. I couldn't figure out the heck I could use this silly tracking app to build my business.

    There's an article in Fortune (last month? The Target issue) about Twitter and such. It described how the COO of blitz tv started following their customers on Twitter. After hearing several complaints about one aspect of the service, they fixed it the same day and started hearing positive comments again.

    That's only one example (albeit very specific), but it made my ears perk up.

    I'll admit I'm still figuring it out, but I've been following (and being followed by) other people in my industry. There's a danger of information overload, but there's also a gold mine of marketing opportunity here if you can weed out the junk.

    I've got my Twitter updates on my blog (http://illoicious.blogspot.com) and it will be interesting to see what I can make of that.

    Ok, Judy. I'm a geek and it's fun, too. :)

  • Graphics Awesomizer 
Sandy, Oregon 
David Billings
    Posted by David Billings, Sandy, Oregon | Apr 13, 2008

    Oh - just found this (through Twitter, of course):

    http://www.governing.com/articles/12talk.htm

    It's an article on how LAFD Twitters and saves lives. Kinda cool.

    Quote of the day from the LAFD:

    "We can no longer afford to work at the speed of government," he says. "We must remain relevant to the people we serve.

  • Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie, Teacher and Performer of Improv 
Santa Cruz, California 
Carol Skolnick
    Posted by Carol Skolnick, Santa Cruz, California | Apr 15, 2008

    carolskolnick is my Twitter name. I'd love to hear from our members some ideas about how to leverage Twitter and why it's valuable.

  • search marketing online advertising business networking internet / web site development & promotion 
Mannheim Germany 
Norbert Mayer-Wittmann
    Posted by Norbert Mayer-Wittmann, Mannheim Germany | Apr 15, 2008

    "Can someone help me with BUSINESS applications using twitter? Not sure I see the value. Or is it used mostly for non-biz social connections?"

    I have mixed feelings about twitter. I took me a long time before I signed up (nmw), and/but in the meantime I have oftentimes been flooded with meaningless babble (see e.g. this comment I made on edelmandigital.com).

    But if you carefully trim your contacts to only a select few who are upright enough not waste your time with nonsense, then it can still be used as a great "discovery" and/or "networking" tool.

    However, it is also easy to get "wrapped up" in an echo chamber this way, so you have actively build your own bridges (and traverse them) to keep up with other communities. As with many things, the ideal / golden mean is important.

    And I do agree with you, Judy, that biznik seems to be much more focused on issues which small business actually grapple with day in and day out.

  • Seattle Small Business Lawyer 
Seattle, Washington 
Valerie Farris Oman
    Posted by Valerie Farris Oman, Seattle, Washington | Apr 15, 2008

    I might sound like a broken record, but what a great thread! I'm finding I learn so much about different networking tools by listening here on Biznik.

    My question is this: how do you moderate the time you spend as a business owner using different internet networking tools? I find that being an active, engaged member here is a fairly large investment of my time. I can't imagine being equally invested elsewhere!

  • PHP/AJAX Freelance Programmer 
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh India 
Anita CM
    Posted by Anita CM, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh India | Apr 15, 2008

    Iam known as Vantrix on twitter...

  • Graphics Awesomizer 
Sandy, Oregon 
David Billings
    Posted by David Billings, Sandy, Oregon | Apr 15, 2008

    How to leverage Twitter for small business? Here's one example:

    I saw that a colleague has updated recently about an article he liked. I read it, get the info, it's great, yay, we're all happy. I contacted the writer to tell him. He says thanks, we chat, and he asks if I would like to guest on his blog.

    This will likely raise my own blog profile and potentially find new readers who are art buyers and want to commission my work.

    All because I was tabbing between Twitter and my e-mail I saw an article.

    It's not an exact science, and it's only one example. I think my other example (earlier post) of blitz tv should provoke some thought among independents as well.

    Sheesh - I sound like I'm promoting Twitter! I'm really not, I just like to share some interesting points to consider and my experience (uh, this week).

    I was having dinner with a business associate who has an iPhone. He was looking at Twitter updates while I was ordering and he shared one that was funny and one that turned into a potential opp for both of us.

    I consider every form of communication relevant to my indie business. Even potentially annoying distractions like Twitter.

    The question is how to sort through the clutter to find the value for your business specifically.

  • Linked:Seattle Community Chairperson 
Seattle, Washington 
Joe Hage
    Posted by Joe Hage, Seattle, Washington | Sep 08, 2008

    Just joined Twitter this weekend.

    You can follow me at http://twitter.com/JoeHageOnline.

  • Money Coach, Mindset & Money Management Expert 
Seattle, Washington 
Judith Stephens, MBA
    Posted by Judith Stephens, MBA, Seattle, Washington | Sep 08, 2008

    I tweet and have been for about two years now. Follow me at http://twitter.com/JudithStephens.

    I use Twhirl and TweetDeck to manage my usage. http://twhirl.com and http://tweetdeck.com. I have the notification bells turned off except for replies and direct messages to me.

    With TweetDeck you can group your followers. I have a VIP group and when busy or on deadline, I only read that groups' tweets and save the rest for when time permits.

    Btw, some of these social networking sites enhance your strategic marketing and sales efforts. When I share a new blog post or radio interview URL, I get clicks to my site or offering.

    I've found twitter to be a very effective marketing tool and it's fun. I connect to more people in less time than via any other medium. In my opinion, these tools level the playing field.

    Warmly, Judith

  • Brand Specialist • Creative Director • Founder 
Redmond, Washington 
Brandi L Pierce
    Posted by Brandi L Pierce, Redmond, Washington | Sep 08, 2008

    Please be my friend? LOL! =D

    Twitter / Pownce : BrandiPierce

  • Seattle WordPress Trainer 
Seattle, Washington 
Bob Dunn
    Posted by Bob Dunn, Seattle, Washington | Sep 08, 2008

    Still figuring it out myself--haven't done a lot with it. But after this thread I'm sure I'll be doing it more!

    twitter - solopreneur

    ~bob

  • Shea Butter Spa Products 
Lynnwood, Washington 
Rebecca Wood
    Posted by Rebecca Wood, Lynnwood, Washington | Sep 08, 2008

    Twitter: CountryMeadow

    I find it a fascinating way to keep up with my peers and others in the business industry not to mention Santa Claus and the Mrs!

  • PHP/AJAX Freelance Programmer 
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh India 
Anita CM
    Posted by Anita CM, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh India | Sep 08, 2008

    My alias on Twitter is Vantrix.

    PS: Found www.search.twitter.com to be a very useful tool for searching tweets related to a particular topic...

  • Professional Organizer 
Seattle, Washington 
Elizabeth Lee
    Posted by Elizabeth Lee, Seattle, Washington | Sep 08, 2008

    I can be found at:

    seattleorganize

  • Cookie Baker 
Seattle, Washington 
Amanda Nokes
    Posted by Amanda Nokes, Seattle, Washington | Sep 08, 2008

    I know not of this Twitter, but if everyone else does... I will join right away!

  • Seattle Small Business Lawyer 
Seattle, Washington 
Valerie Farris Oman
    Posted by Valerie Farris Oman, Seattle, Washington | Sep 08, 2008

    seattlelawgirl

  • Blogging Coach and Copywriter 
Seattle, Washington 
Judy Dunn
    Posted by Judy Dunn, Seattle, Washington | Sep 08, 2008

    My Twitter name is:

    solopreneur

    Valerie, love your name! I'm surprised it wasn't taken.

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