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About Home Valet

HomeValet provides a superior solution for emergency home repair services by eliminating the time consuming search and bidding process. We guarantee a quality job at a fair price. We connect homeowners with vetted top-quality service professionals who are available to perform the job during the requested time. HomeValet provides the trust you would get from a friend’s referral. It eliminates the hassle of interviewing and getting bids from several professionals. For homeowners and property managers it’s like having a personal home repair butler waiting on your beck and call.

Twitonomy: Twitter #analytics and much more…

logo_300x105I think I have found an analytics page. One that is simple to use and I don’t need to sell my 3rd child to get. The process is simple. Just input your twitter account and allow Twitonomy access to the account and in less than a minute you can find out all relevant information that one would need all on one page. The top of the page has tweet history such as tweets per day, user mentions, links, replies, and hashtags. Followed by your tweet history displayed in a chart. What impressed me the most about twitonomy was the “Users” section where I could go and find out who my more popular users are by listing: users most retweeted, users most replied to, users most mentioned, and #hashtags most used. Oh and did I mention this is listed along with a colorful pie chart! Further information showed activity per day, per hour, and platforms most tweeted from. All information easily displayed so that I can visually see where my tweets are going and to whom. I initially analyzed simplymeasured which provided a great display of high level information such as keywords, followers by time zones, followers by # of followers (yea I had to think about that one too…), users by # of followers, and user by total tweets. Like I said all high level, nothing to gain you insight into getting to the details of users and the demographic of your user base. Twitonomy also allowed me to visually see on a map where all my followers were located so that I could further gain insight into what areas of the country and the world my messages were getting to and where I needed to focus more. Twitonomy did require a paid monthly or one-time subscription to be able to obtain more information. Definitely worth a try.


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Buffer the easy way to share

One thing I have learned in my pioneer days of the social media experience is how to manage all of my social media avenues. My next step was to go from diapers to pull-ups and learn how to better share onto all of my accounts and gain traction in the social media arena…but lets not jump right into the benefits of Buffer. Lets talk about how I got there.

I started at Feedly and when trying to sign up for its use, it first made me open up firefox (I apologize I was on IE) and then log on with my google account…..alot of hurdles one has to jump over to be able to use a site. Once I got onto Feedly, I was tinkering around for awhile, and eventually got the hang of it. Feedly is a great way to organize content from all of your favorite sources on the web, and then share that content with your social connections. I then wanted to share a news post on my fb (yea I called it fb….sign I am maturing in my social media virginity) and it directly linked me over to Buffer. Much to my dismay I had to create another account. I then had to input my different accounts so Buffer could connect with each……but then the birth of Christ happened……I was able to go to webpages, read an article, and click on the buffer button in the lower right corner of my page and share it on any medium I wished. Buffer is a must have tool in order generate inertia within social media for personal branding or company exposure. One of the most important items in social media is to share great content at the right times. I can use Buffer to schedule when my content is released in advance, allowing me to go play golf and still share articles and link with my followers.

Here are three of the top things you can do with Buffer:

– Share to your favorite social networks: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc.

– Share easily with the Buffer button or from apps like Feedly, IFTTT, and many more.

– Provides analytics to know how many people listed it as a favorite, mention, clicks, and potentials.

It does allow you to upgrade to “Awesome” for a fee of $10/month (little pricey) to allow for unlimited posts, 12 social profiles (currently only allows 3….enough for this guy), and 2 accounts. These tools like Buffer and Hootsuite are going to gain more and more traction as a one stop shop for our various social networks.buffer-logo

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America’s Pastime goes to Twitter


As the Mariners season kicks off another promising season (it is the beginning of the year), one beer vendor is turning the laborious process on its head.  He is going to be using Twitter to take orders and deliver the beers to spectators.  Kevin Zelko, a 36-year old teacher in Seattle, is a 5-year veteran of the business and makes anywhere from $125 dollars on a weekday to $200 on a weekend.  His philosophy is simple, the clientele who tweets their orders in from there smartphones are more likely to be better off and thus better tippers.  On the supplier side, it will take some of the legwork out of the process by providing direct routes from order to delivery.  The baseball fan just simply tweets to @Msbeervendor with the order and location in the field (lower level only) and the beer is delivered directly.   One downside, prank tweets.  The idea seems to be working, opening day is just 3 days away and Msbeervendor has gone from 225 followers on April 4th to over 1700.  Good luck Msbeervendor, I will take my beer the old fashioned way, I will go get it myself…..I need to pee anyways. 

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