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Make Twitter's FUNK Your Startup's, Company's or Brand's Ascendence

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Marty Note on Twitter Marketing Lessons

There was an employee a secret cop at Twitter I had to call. My feed was on the wrong side of some unwritten law and it was in "Twitter Jail". Finally, I got an email through to the secret cop and she told me in an overly hurried voice (amazing how you can get so much information between the lines in an email) that I was no longer n Twitter Jail. 

San Francisco Rocky Horror Warp
Read the post and try not to do everything Read Write outlines, but we have another take - don't put your company in San Francisco or don't leave it there. San Francisco is an AMAZING place. 

If I could afford to live there I would be in San Francisco. When I sold sweetener for NutraSweet to Dryers in Berkley I loved staying at the Claremont. But there is something warping about the bay area. The arrogance, tunnel vision and pit bull meanness are hard to overstate. 

I've had versions of the secret cop story over and over. One of the owners of Bunchball, a gamification engine, tore me up one side and down the other for the sin of wanting to purchase and use his software to help cure cancer. 

For all the MAGIC in the air help, the bay area and success can be deadly combinations. Twitter was so LARGE and IN CHARGE, I had to beg a secret cop to release me from jail despite never understanding what I did to end up there in the first place. If you believe in business karma then every customer slap eventually comes back. 

Nietzsche's Superman
Nietzsche believed adversity created life. No adversity, no challenge, no life. Twitter's adversity can teach valuable lessons in life's inevitable humility, the curse of being the smartest guys in the room and time's constant arrow toward entropy. 

Entropy is a truth we all know - everything organized becomes less so, everything valued now becomes less so, everything known becomes boring, and every lesson hangs around until learned. 

Twitter is great and can become greater still, but not without soul searching adversity and connection with customers. Yep, no more secret cops. Listening more and abusing less would be good. 

Twitter is sitting on a mountain of fascinating information. SHARE IT. What about asking for help, innovation, and ideas from customers? What about asking for help? 

Entropy happens, we all die, but we and Twitter don't have to die TODAY. If Twitter keeps doing what they've been doing they are done. If Twitter listens, opens up and looks for help they win big. Just because you are young, rich and smart doesn't mean HELP isn't valuable or the oxygen needed now. 


When in doubt be nice. Be nice today because tomorrow someone can treat you like you treated them when you were sure the world revolves aorund you, your company and its brilliance. The world runs on pain, joy and beauty. If your company can relieve one (pain) and promote others (joy and beauty) life is good. Success is rarely about YOU and always about THEM & US :). Marty 

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Vote In CrowdFunde New Name Poll - THANKS to all for helping @CrowdFunde

Vote In CrowdFunde New Name Poll - THANKS to all for helping @CrowdFunde | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Help us change our name. Only takes seconds to VOTE in our new name poll. There is clear leader, but you have to VOTE to find out.

http://www.crowdfunde.com/marketing/crowdfunde-name-change-poll/

THANKS, Marty, Phil and CrowdFunde team

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Fjord Annual Trends Report 2014

Fjord Annual Trends Report 2014 | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Now in its seventh year, the annual Fjord Trends Report 2014 is launched, unveiling what we believe will transform what we do, our clients’ business and ultimately the way we live.
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Wow, great psychographic / tectonic plate trends report from Fjord. Here are just a few gems from the report (on SlideShare and included behind this link):

* M2M (machine 2 machine) communications increase, as Internet of Things becomes a reality.

* Internet of Things creates an "API Marketplace" to facilitate cool app development for your fridge et al.

* We will learn to talk and listen to objects in 2014 thanks to the Internet of Things. 
* Big is Back with Telco 3.0 on the horizon.

* Expect more Telco M&A next year. 
* Brands must PARTY & relinquish control to the mob and the moment. 
* Brands must become hosts and facilitators creating platforms not websites. 

Great TRENDS and TRENDING report helping me to create my Startups 2014 Trends post for Curatti.com tomorrow.  

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Rippln Revolution Is Cool, Mysterious And Timely

Rippln Revolution Is Cool, Mysterious And Timely | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
The NEW Revolution where work is value based and so a lot like play and love isn't a "four letter word" in business.
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Love this and couldn't have said it better! Life is short, do what you love, with people you love and be all in all the time and see if your FUN factor doesn't go way up. If the app is half as good as their manifesto it is sure to rock.

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Will 3D Printing Change Our World? Yes How? Great Question...

Will 3D Printing Change Our World? Yes How? Great Question... | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Print The Legend
Even if only HALF the potential of 3D printing is realized it will still be substantial. Print The Legend is a great documentary film about what may be the end of the beginning of 3D printing. The film is certainly one of the best and most accurate films about startups we've ever seen, a #mustwatch for entrepreneurs.

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malek's curator insight, October 30, 2014 11:21 AM

What a great story of the startup in pursuit of printing the legend, turning myth to reality.