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591 weeks ago @ Twittermaven - iPhone- Why are you so... · 0 replies · +2 points

Aaron, I look forward to the review. I have a feeling I will just upgrade to the HD.

591 weeks ago @ Twittermaven - iPhone- Why are you so... · 0 replies · +2 points


Thanks for the tip - I will have to check it out!

605 weeks ago @ 1 Wine Dude - The Wine Media, The Wi... · 2 replies · +2 points

Sure, we could make a trade - You give me Robert Parker-esque tasting skills and I'll help you become a social media black belt.

610 weeks ago @ Twittermaven - @HiltonAnaheim –... · 0 replies · +1 points

@Mike Having worked in hospitality before, I know how important it is to surprise and delight your guests. I think conversations on twitter can really help to create apostles. Small world about your meeting at the Roger Smith. If you have a chance, I know you would be enlightened by Brian Simpson and his experience.

@HiltonAnaheim It's great to finally see you here. If this experience has helped propel you to 2 way communication with your guests on Twitter, I will be a happy camper. Although these posts are old, I think you may still find them helpful, http://twittermaven-brandtips.blogspot.com/

610 weeks ago @ Twittermaven - @HiltonAnaheim –... · 0 replies · +1 points

Mike, thanks for adding your perspective. I appreciate your transparency. To that point, you are correct that I certainly benefited from the Hilton Anaheim's discount tweet. However, I did thank the hotel a few times with very positive, supportive tweets. Yet they went unanswered. Even to this point with all of the twitter/ blog publicity, there has been no response. Isn't it better to respond to accolades and criticisms rather than ignoring them. That is a proven way of getting and encouraging positive word of mouth. Convert a thank you into an apostle; neutralize a detractor. The properties that I mentioned as examples are expert at engaging rather than pushing their message.

No one is disputing the benefit of using twitter to communicate with your audience. But it succeeds as an engagement vehicle rather than a broadcast one.

610 weeks ago @ Twittermaven - http://twittermaven.bl... · 0 replies · +1 points

Nope, the @HiltonAnaheim never have responded - Twitter is just another broadcast tool for them. Thanks for the great insight!

611 weeks ago @ Twittermaven - http://twittermaven.bl... · 0 replies · +1 points

I read that as well. She gets that from Carl's Jr. for each tweet. I hope the FTC fines her ($12K) since she doesn't disclose that it is a paid endorsement under the new law. Then she would be losing money for each tweet!

611 weeks ago @ Twittermaven - http://twittermaven.bl... · 1 reply · +1 points

Excellent points. Twitter definitely is comprised of many different communities. However, it seems that much of the recent growth has been fueled by people jumping to see what the fuss is and to "chat" with the celebrities. To Ryan's earlier comment, it is noisier as a result with more push and less interaction.

611 weeks ago @ Twittermaven - Can you believe these ... · 0 replies · +1 points

JP, excellent insights. I agree that Twitter needs the celebs to attract mainstream users to become viable. Ultimately, we'll see how this plays out.


612 weeks ago @ Twittermaven - Can you believe these ... · 0 replies · +1 points


You make some excellent points - in order for Twitter to be successful and thrive, it has to be appeal to mainstream audiences and surpass its niche communities. Attracting celebrities has definitely helped to do that. So in many ways the popularity of the celebs on Twitter is a very positive and welcome thing. I love your term "twitzophrenia". Obviously, there are many ways to use and get value out of Twitter. And each user is definitely entitled to use it in a different way that works for him. However, my fear is that this usage by the majority doesn't mean that Twitter will become just another broadcast medium or channel.