Startup Spotlight: Final Exams, Santa Chatbot and Clean Up Your Email

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Some Thoughts on Twitter as a Micro-Blogging Tool

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1/ Twitter started off positioned as a micro-blogging platform but in the end became more of an RSS reader. It forces clarity of writing & discrete ideas. Planning a threaded Tweetstorm? Here’s the rules: 1/Tweet 2/Reply to 1st Tweet but remove your @name 3/Reply to 2nd Tweet not 1st 4/Repeat. Mark Suster (@msuster) May 29, 2015. I learned the hard way by doing a Tweetstorm below but linked every subsequent Tweet back to the original Tweet to create the thread.

How Many Times Should You Tweet Your Blog Post?

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I’ve argued previously that Twitter is a new form of curated RSS and in many ways it is. But it is a transient RSS reader. I’ll finish writing around 1am and that’s a dumb time to Tweet because few people in the US are online.

What The Heck Does “Traction” Really Mean To A VC?

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In a like manner, proudly profess your traction to your target VCs until they either write you a check or ask you to look elsewhere. • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS

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Brad Feld: Secrets To A Successful Startup Life (Hint – Creating Wealth Ain’t Everything)

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Brad is in the midst of writing a series of startup-oriented books. When writing Startup Life , Brad noted that he and Amy''s primary goal was to avoid a YARB (Yet Another Relationship Book). The writing in the book and the boundaries and the context of that were interesting.

Here’s What President of textPlus @Nanea Reeves Has to Say on Leadership, Mgmt, Women in Tech

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I’ll try to get write-ups shortly but for now here is an overview of my interview with Nanea Reeves – President and COO of textPlus. Just back from vacation and also some work travel and want to get back to blogging so expect a few posts over the next couple weeks.

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Startup Lessons From Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon

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Pink Floyd recorded DSOTM after a year of writing and performing the material in front of live audiences. • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS

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Why Startups Need to Blog (and what to talk about …)

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But should you actually write one if you’re a startup, an industry figure (lawyer, banker) or VC? This is a post to help you figure out why you should write and what you should talk about. Write out the topic and maybe even the blog title.

Here’s How You Get A VC To Pull Out Their Checkbook

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Who do I write the check to and where do I send it? • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS Business Plans are dead.

Effective Email Introductions or Why Blind Intros Suck

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Proper Context – If the context of the intro is the least bit unclear, I ask the person requesting the introduction to write a paragraph or two that I can forward to the target contact. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. It just happened again.

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Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010

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Why Every Entrepreneur Should Write and 9 Tips To Get Started - OnStartups , September 27, 2010 "The best part of blogging is the people you will meet"- Hugh MacLeod repeating wisdom from Loic Lemeur to me at the Big Pink at 2 am in South Beach after the Future of Web Apps 2008. If you asked me to tell you a list of three of the best decisions in my life, I can certainly tell you that regularly writing is one of them. Why You Should Write.

Startup Tips From College Dropouts: Zuckerberg, Jobs, Gates, Dell, Ellison, Branson and Disney

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Bill Gates – “The best way to prepare [to be a programmer] is to write programs, and to study great programs that other people have written. • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS

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Here are 10 Tips from BuzzFeed to Make Your Content Go Viral

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We talked about a lot of great stuff in the video including how to do sales calls and a how a new “culture of writing&# is emerging as a critical skill set in business today. In an era of RSS, Twitter, Facebook & new consumption tools like FlipBoard – titles matter.

Twitter Networks are Different than Social Networks

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I’ve talked about how Twitter is a new form of RSS (curated RSS), it’s a a new form of IM / SMS , it’s a place where business is conducted and it’s a place where advertising will drive leads due to the link sharing nature of Twitter.

Extracting More Than Cash From Your Angel Investors

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Ideally, such early-stage investors should have the experiences and motivation to help their ventures establish a sustainable business model, rather than simply writing a check before moving on to their next investment. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

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Social Media for Service Professionals

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Over the past 12 months, I've had roughly 284,000 people come visit that site and get exposed to things I write. Be interested in what they write. Plan out how you will interact with what they are writing. Subscribe the the RSS feed for each of these.

Guerilla Marketing, Brad Feld Style

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We write blogs, we do music videos, we show up, we engage with people…we love our product. Write Your Own Playbook. • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS

Serious Presentation Tips From Standup Comics

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They often write their own material, book their gigs, arrange their travel and negotiate and collect their compensation from club owners. • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS.

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7 Business Mistakes Serial Entrepreneurs Never Make (Twice)

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Your commitments to investors must be significant enough to compel them to write you a check. • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS “Learn from the mistakes of others.

Should You Blog? (yes, and here’s how …)

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Don’t just write a carbon copy of what somebody else is doing. OK, well, actually the first thing I did is come up with a list of 50 posts that I wanted to write. I didn’t want to run out of things to write about in the first 6 months. How frequently should I write?

Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

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Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc.

How To Become a VC

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All you need do to become an Angel is identify a promising venture and write a check. • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

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Using Social Media To Deal With Customer Trolls

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The next time you encounter a negative online comment about your startup from a disgruntled customer, resist the very natural temptation to write a hurried, angry reply. A version of this article previously appeared on Inc.

Trade Show Guerilla Marketing – Booth Babes With Beards

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Of the 228 exhibitors at ad:tech, Brittany Fleit, writing for Allvoices , voted Central Desktop’s booth as her favorite, despite the fact that the company was outspent by nearly all the other attendees. This article originally appeared on Forbes HERE.

Hacking Hacker News – How Wily Startups Leverage Social News Sites

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In a few instances, developers spent their weekends and evenings writing inferior versions of Microline's tools that they then released as free, open source alternatives. This article previously appeared in Forbes. I recently spoke with Michael Bleigh, Co-Founder and CEO of Divshot.

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Ask the Career Expert: “Why Do I Need a Mentor?”

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Write a well-written, thought-out letter, and include your phone number and email address, as well as your printed and signed name, so it doesn’t appear to be a form letter sent to any number of potential mentors.

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This 28 Year Old Woman Co-Founded One Of The Most Successful YouTube Networks

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Also, when you become super, super successful and you want to write your book, it''s helpful!". • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS.

23 Startup Tips From Oprah Winfrey

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The ratings were poor, the writing was uninspired and Oprah did not have enough time or energy to devote to the show. • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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Subscribe to RSS. Subscribe to RSS. There are hundreds of entrepreneurs here in Los Angeles who are building awesome companies, writing awesome books, making awesome movies and are trying to solve important problems to help make this world a better place. Subscribe to RSS.

Comments are the New Black

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This phenomenon led Jan Schultink to comment that we increasingly size people up online in a Malcom Gladwell “Blink&# sort of way and establish a sense of trust based on what we read about the individual, the type of comments they make and what they write about in their blogs.

Brad Feld Drops Knowledge. Here’s What He Said …

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Huge thank you to Steve De Long for the write up. RSS was something that had appeared.” “….I We have a theme we call Protocol, which are technology protocols and markets built around technology protocols like SMTP for email and RSS.

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What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

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asymmetry, real-time, curated RSS / link-sharing]. As I write these words I’m aware that I could practically change the words AOL and Facebook for much of this section and with a few factual tweaks it might not be noticeable to the reader which of the firms I was talking about.

Most Common Early Start-up Mistakes

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This is part of my ongoing series “ Start-up Lessons. &# If you want to subscribe to my RSS feed please click here or to get my blog by email click here. If you live somewhere where this is the case you’re better off discussing with your employer that you may from time-to-time work on private projects outside of work hours and you want their clearance in writing that this is OK.

Improving Website and Wordpress Performance with Hard-Coded Share Buttons

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Entrepreneurs Now Start Hyperlocal Then Go Global

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This is the main focus of EveryBlock, where they give each city block its own Web page, its own RSS feed and its own e-mail alerts. They are free to write about neighborhood events, charities, schools, and local causes.