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Are You In the Top 5% Of The Twittersphere?

Posted in resources by josh duncan on December 23, 2008

Did you know?

Only 5 percent of all Twitter users have more than 250 followers.

and

70% of Twitter users joined in 2008 (for more facts see  The State Of The Twittersphere (HubSpot Edition) )

I joined Twitter earlier this year during the first ProductCampAustin. The conference set up a Twitter account for everyone to follow during the event.  It was a great way to keep track of all the comments during the sessions and to keep in touch after it was over. From there, I was hooked.

So, if you are on Twitter, why did you join?

Circle of Moms is on Fire (and top 3 reasons why this is cool)

Posted in phase 1 by josh duncan on December 5, 2008

Great post on TechCruch today about Circle of Moms and their very impressive growth.  They have only been online for 2 months are are up to 850k active users.  So why is this interesting?

  1. If you build it, and it fits a need, they will come –> more important, it doesn’t have to be an idea that is completely new, just improved and focused
  2. Let the users run the show (to a degree) –> “Circle of Moms wsers have created over 1,000 such communities for topics like parents with toddlers, special needs children, and even recipe swapping. Many have tens of thousands of members.”.
  3. You can leverage existing sites like Facebook to build and reinforce your site.  The Circle of Mom Facebook application has 840k active users that helps connect users back to the main site and attract new users.
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