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6 Ways to Get Re-Tweeted

Twitter is a social network that allows users to share brief, 140 character messages. Each time another user shares your message it is considered a Re-Tweet. Re-Tweets expand you reach as an individual or company and can contribute additional website traffic, subscribers and customers.  There is social media etiquette, most of these “don’ts” also apply in-person in real life. Make the mistakes outlined in this post and it can cause your content to be ignored and not get Re-Tweeted!

Ways to Get Re-Tweeted

1. Talk About Yourself –There is nothing that will keep you from getting Re-Tweeted and make you lose followers like talking about yourself constantly. You should try it in person too, say at a party, it will have the same effect.

2. Ask for the Re-Tweet – If you want Re-Tweets, ask for them.

3. Include a an interesting link –People love to spread links to content they like.

4. Don’t say what everyone else is saying – Say only the same things everyone else is saying, and become part of the background noise of Twitter.

5. Talk About Twitter – Twitter users like Twitter, and they like talking about it. Tweeting about Twitter will make people want to Re-Tweet you!

6. Use –TinyURL and help you not to use up valuable characters and make it easier for followers to Re-Tweet you.





October 25, 2010 at 10:13 pm Leave a comment

Houston Creative Summit is Friday October 23!

71_t is your last reminder to save $25 when registering for The Houston Summit for the Creative Economy, lifting off this Friday at Rice University’ McNair Hall.

An elegant vase by Houston artist Terry Hagiwara has been donated by the Goldesberry Gallery to be our door prize. You must be present to win!

Walk-up registrations will be $125, but if you act visit right now, you can still register for $100 with the code word ‘collaborate.’

— Connect to Houston’s most vital community of fire-starters
— Boost creativity and innovation in Houston
— Learn how to turn ideas into reality
— Build relationships with supporters and advisors
— Join teams revolutionizing Houston.

Register now at or call (281) 433-2302.

Spread the secret code "collaborate" by email, word of mouth, social media. please forward this email to everyone you think needs to be there. follow us on twitter @houstonsummit and tag your tweets with #HSCE. Look for us on Facebook and Linkedin, too.


Creative Summit Schedule

Friday, October 22, 2010


Check-in, networking



Welcome, orientation


George Worthington


Opening panel

How creativity drives Houston’s economy

Jonathon Glus, CEO of Houston Arts Alliance

Peter Bishop, futurist and UH Professor


Move to strategy labs



Strategy Labs

Urban Regeneration

Andrew Burleson of
Russell Hruska, AIA of Intexure Architects


Arts-based learning

Donna Howell of Third Coast Theater, artist Lillian Warren and representative from corporate training at Weatherford


Incubators & hives

Matthew Wettergreen of Caroline Collective, and 
Marc Nathan of Chai One, formerly with Houston Technology Center


Local assets

Brian Rod and Cody Ledvina of The Joanna, plus more names to be announced


Recap of learning



Culinary arts panel

Creating Cuisine

Teresa Byrne-Dodge of My Table and 
Monica Pope of t’afia




Buffet by Grant Gordon of Tony’s and Michael Cordua’s restaurants, Monica Pope. …


Move to strategy labs



Strategy Labs


Mauro Ferrari, The Alliance for Nanomedicine


Medical innovation 

Pumps & Pipes Conference founder Alan Lumsden, head of cardiovascular surgery at Methodist


Creativity, technology and community

J.R. Cohen of, Alfred Cervantes of Houston Film Commission


Digital, design & film

Tim McLaughlin, Texas A&M Visualization Department
Jerry Alexander of Acumen Design


Recap of learning



Closing panel

Marketing the Creative City

Ward Pennebaker, agency founder and chief marketing officer for Houston Grand Opera, Steve Latham of Spur Interactive agency and Dwight Cook of Soundworks and OnlyInHouston


The Symphony of Ideas


Conducted by Durwin Sharp of The School for Innovators

October 21, 2010 at 2:27 pm Leave a comment

Will Facetime rule your world?

facetime It will, I think, if Apple has anything to say about it. A recent report on the Apple Insider claims that Apple could be breaking its traditional annual product cycle for the iPad. According to sources, Apple is already in the "advanced testing stages" of the second generation iPad, which could be launched as early as the holiday shopping season this year. That would mean that the new iPad would have a camera on the front and back to enable Facetime.

Mac4Ever insists that these are rumors and need to be taken with guarded skepticism. Nevertheless, the latest speculations appear strategic and we wouldn’t be surprised if Apple indeed launches the next generation iPad shortly and brings FaceTime to Mac OS X and Windows. What do you think?

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September 14, 2010 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment

Technology can help a guys love life

I ran across a great site – – that will enhance a guys love life without drugs and put some money in a girls wallet.  Guys can ask a woman a question on relationships and dating and get an answer from a female perspective.  It will cost you $2 to ask a question guys!  And the woman that answers gets to keep $1 of that payment.  The cool thing is it’s all anonymous – you don’t know who asks and who answers.  Try it, you can’t lose a lot unless you have so many questions …

If you want to save a few bucks and get some great love tips guys … visit Raphael’s facebook page.  I think he could even teach a caveman some romance.  This site is free and funny! They are currently giving away a trip for two to Portugal and 25 cans of gourmet Queen Of The Coast tuna (the sponsor) a week.  This site is fun but seriously guys, it could help you become the romeo you desire to be!

So is it love or money that makes the world go round?


July 29, 2010 at 1:27 pm Leave a comment

Flipboard – cool, very new news app!

FlipboardFlipboard – is a revolutionary News App for the iPad


Flipboard pulls data from your Facebook and Twitter accounts and builds a “social magazine” around it. This is not your traditional news app. It’s not just a RSS feed reader, and it’s not a photo gallery either. Flipboard is a new way to discover content. It collects links, pictures and everything else you have on Twitter and creates a magazine around them. A magazine where comments are retweets, and you are the curator of the content you want to see. It looks great, too: typography is tasty, animations are sexy, this app is very polished.



July 27, 2010 at 3:21 pm Leave a comment

Facebook hits 500 million mark

BBC infographic

The site, which launched in 2004, has gained around 100 million new users in just the last six months. Facebook said the number was "an important milestone" and added that it was "humbled and inspired" by the stories of its users, which it is asking people to share on the site. Everybody it seems – wants to share with their friends.  Look how it started small and how fast it grew!



July 21, 2010 at 7:32 pm Leave a comment

Social Media Sells!

Social media works! After several weeks of trying to build a fan base on Facebook we had 500 followers. Then this site went viral! In one day we had 30,000 visitors and generated 20,000 orders for our customer.

Why? Mommy bloggers were added to the mix. Consider adding blogs to your mix when trying to build traffic and a fan base.


May 16, 2010 at 3:24 pm Leave a comment

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