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Apps That Will Boost Your Social Media Game

Apps That Will Boost Your Social Media Game

Part one of a series on Apps that will help you market to your brand efficiently. By Stav Adler Hello!…

The Coolest Picture from the Nineties!

The Coolest Picture from the Nineties!

Find me a more varied, cooler crew than these dudes! By Ilan Adler I recently stumbled onto this amazing picture…

Top 5 Hashtags for Marketing Your Brand

Top 5 Hashtags for Marketing Your Brand

Use these hashtags for marketing your brand to a younger audience. By Stav Adler Stav here with more social media…

Don’t Be a Square!

Don’t Be a Square!

Instagram has an exciting new feature – one you will definitely want to start using. By Stav Adler Hello World!…

Alphabet Inc. Bringing out the worst of Wall Street

Alphabet Inc. Bringing out the worst of Wall Street

How a simple paragraph in the NYTimes shows how bad Wall Street has become By Ilan Adler Like everyone in…

Things People Google After Game of Thrones

Things People Google After Game of Thrones

Shit People Googled after the Game of Thrones Season 5 Finale By Ilan Adler Game of Thrones is a wildly popular…

Before Twitter – Awareness in the Digital Age

When did you first become aware of Twitter?

By Ilan Adler

On a recent podcast Bill Simmons was talking about the Mayweather Pacquiao fight with Bryan Curtis. Simmons speculated about what would have happened had this fight occurred before 2008, before the rise of Twitter, social media on a mass scale, and the constant 24 hours news and blog cycle. This was in relation the Internet taking on the villain, Floyd Mayweather, a convicted offender of domestic abuse. Simmons specifically said about Twitter not existing before 2008, which got me thinking, when did I first become aware of twitter?

Its actually pretty sad because I remember it quite vividly, it was right after the Virginia Tech shootings in April 2007. In the news coverage it was reported that some of the students who were in hiding from the shooter were relaying messages to the outside, via a service called “Twitter” which was basically bite size SMS length messages delivered to a group of followers via text or desktop interface. This was the first time I had personally heard of Twitter, and because of the tragic circumstances I remember it to this day.

It only took a few more months before Twitter really blew up and hit the mainstream, mainly on the basis of celebrities loving their new direct line to the crowd, and reporters and others breaking stories live, and having a direct line of communication.

I ended up though actually only joining the service in April 2009, mainly in order to follow Bill Simmons himself, who I believe joined Twitter in April 2009

When did you hear about and join Twitter, or any other social media network? Share your experience in the comments below!

Apple II Watch DIY Project

Apple II Watch DIY Project

DIY Apple II Watch Project By Ilan Adler I just stumbled into this fantastic DIY post about a guy who…

Random Video Breakdown – Aerosmith’s ‘Cryin’

Random Video Breakdown – Aerosmith’s ‘Cryin’

Breaking Down Aerosmith’s ‘Cryin’ By Ilan Adler For those who grew up in the 1990’s, music videos by Aerosmith were…

A Social Entrepreneur is Born

Typographic Illustration of a Quote

By Shalhevet Reinman-Adler

“Entrepreneurs are innovative, highly motivated and critical thinkers. When these attributes are combined with a drive to solve social problems, a social entrepreneur is born.” Quote by Muhammad Yunus

Yunus Social Entrepeneur quote