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  • Bryan 11:01 pm on August 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: follow friday, followers, methods, replies, retweeting, Twitter, users   

    More followers on Twitter 

    On Twitter, everyone wants more followers. Followers help you with your problems or questions and probably actually care about what you are saying. I thought I would write and give suggestions to other Twitter users on how to get more followers. Now of course I don’t consider my self an expert in getting more Twitter followers but there are a couple of methods that I use to help myself.

    1. Retweeting. Retweeting is a great way to spread news through Twitter, or just a funny post that your friend tweeted that you want to share. They don’t actually have a retweet button on the web but many Twitter clients for your desktop and iPhone support it. I imagine the website will be putting support for it up very shortly.

    2. Follow Friday. On every Friday Twitter users @ reply their favorite people on Twitter and at the end of that tweet they put the hash tag #followfriday onto it. This is a great way to spread the word about new twitter users that need to be followed or a Twitter user that you think might be under rated that should be a lot more popular. It is a really nice thing to do for someone, it shows that you like their content and appreciate what they do.

    3. Replies. You would be surprised how much helping someone out will actually help you out in the long run. Once, a friend on mine on Twitter had a question about iTunes that I quickly helped her out with and she was very happy about it. A couple days later I found out that she tagged me in her follow friday and might have gotten a few followers from it.

    4. Don’t push people. So many times I have received direct messages from people that say “If I follow you will you follow me?”. This is a terrible question and if some one asks me this it is defiantly a turn off and I don’t follow them. Basically, if people like what you do they will follow you.

    Now I’m sure you notice that all of these methods give other people followers but it doesn’t seem like they will give you any. Well if you want to get more followers on Twitter the best way is to make friends with people and have relationships with them too. There are some really great and knowledgeable people on Twitter, get to know them! Most likely, if you help someone else out they will help you too.

    Follow Gadgets and Tech on Twitter for updates: @gadgetsandtech

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  • Bryan 10:14 pm on March 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 3.0, AIM, , , apps, customers, firmware, , , March 18th, MMS, push notifications, SDK, smart phones, Software, , tethering, Tuesday, Twitter   

    iPhone 3.0 Thoughts 

    If you haven’t heard yet, the iPhone 3.0 software will be previewed next Tuesday, March 18th. There are so many features that the customers of the iPhone have been wanting for so long and iPhone 3.0 looks like a great chance for all of these things to be included in the iPhone.

    The first feature that everybody wants desperately is copy and paste. For months now many consumers in the tech industry have been criticizing the iPhone for not having copy and paste when many other phones already have it. All smart phones should have copy and paste including the iPhone.

    Another big feature that could come in the 3.0 upgrade is the “push notifications” feature that Apple promised us back in September. Since Apple wanted to “get it right the first time”, they have been putting the push notifications off for a while. I for one am very excited about the feature coming to the iPhone because this would work great for applications like, Twitter or AIM on your iPhone. Hopefully this will get added as soon as possible because it is over due.

    MMS. Come on Apple! This should have been in the iPhone OS long ago and everybody knows it. It is very sad that the iPhone hasn’t had this put in yet. Even the most basic Verizon and AT&T phones have this, and have had this for years now. This should definitely be put into the 3.0 update and should have been in long ago.

    The last feature that could be added to the 3.0 firmware is tethering. This would be very nice to have on the iPhone. Personally I don’t think the iPhone will get this right now, at least not for the 3.0 upgrade. There haven’t been many rumors about it and I really don’t see Apple doing this just yet.

    I am very optimistic about the new 3.0 update to the iPhone. I think they could put in so many valuable features and improve the stability all around. I would love to hear what all of you think, so please leave a comment.

     
    • Steve 1:06 am on March 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I wish Apple would add video capture to the iPhone. It’s possible with Cycorder and other third-party applications, but I don’t want to jailbreak my iPhone.

    • zombieboy05 4:44 pm on March 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Push works in my mail app on the iPhone. Maybe you’re referring to bookmarks and the address book and other apps.

  • Bryan 6:43 pm on January 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: @bthockey, @cyclingplatypus, @ghall, accounts, follow, , , photoshop, Twitter, ,   

    Gadgets and Tech on Twitter! 

    I decided that we should have some way of notifying all of you (our viewers) of when we have new posts up on our website. So I wipped up an icon on Photoshop and made our Twitter account. You can find it at this link > @gadgetsandtech. If you would like to follow us, that would be great! We will tweet when we have some new posts up, so hopefully you will come and see them. Also, if you would like to follow the writers here at Gadgets and Tech here are our twitter accounts. All of our writers have Twitter.

    Bryan Thomas- @bthockey

    Chris Miller- @cyclingplatypus

    Graham Hall- @ghall

     
  • Bryan 2:21 pm on March 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: is.gd, , Snurl, Twhirl, TwitPic, Twitter   

    Review of Twhirl 

     abac_logo.gifIf you use twitter you know that sometimes it is annoying when you always have to keep on bringing up their website to post something. Now with Twhirl you don’t have to do that. Twhirl is a free Twitter client that lets you do everything that you do with the normal twitter.com. It also makes it very easy to post things and reply to people.Twhirl lets you do everything that you would normaly do with Twitter. You can reply to people, send direct messages, delete posts, and mark tweets as your favorite.There are also other things that Twhirl has combined with twitter to make your experience with Twhirl even better. The first improvement that they made was making it very easy to shorten urls. As you probably know you are only allowed to put in 160 characters in one update. So you need to make the url shorter if you want to share it with your friends. With Twhirl you can choose either Snurl or  is.gd.The second improvement that they made was making it easy to post pictures on Twitter through TwitPic. TwitPic is a website that lets you upload photo’s to share them with your friends on Twitter. I have posted a couple of pictures using TwitPic through Twhirl and it works very nicely.Twhirl also notices you if you have a twitter that just came in so you are always up to date. You can also set the time span between when it checks for new twits. Thwirl also has different color schemes so you can make it look how ever you want. There are also a couple of other little things that this application does. One is that it uses a thing called TweetScan. In this you can search the public timeline to see if anyone posted about a topic that you are interested in. I have used this and it works great. Twhirl is also compatible with many operating systems. They are 2000, XP, and Vista for Windows, and also Mac OS X. The last great thing that Twhirl does is it can combine more than one Twitter account. This is defiantly useful so you don’t have to keep on going back and forth between Twitter accounts.To get Twhirl you can go to this link, and download it. I suggest that everyone tries it because it is a great application. 

     
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