Sunday, April 19, 2009

How to Get Retweeted on Twitter

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Here are two great blog posts on how to get retweeted on

How to Get Retweeted by Guy Kawasaki:

The Science of Retweets by Dan Zarrella:

Basic advice:

1. Ask to be retweeted. Say please. E.g.: Please RT or Please retweet.

2. Link to a great blog posts. People like to retweet great blog posts.

3. Post a funny joke or great quotation. People like to share jokes and quotations.

4. Post a list (or a link to a list). Lists are very popular.

5. Offer a freebie. Tweeple like to pass along freebies.

6. Share breaking news or timely content. The hotter it is, the more it gets retweeted.

7. Tweets about Twitter get retweeted. Tweeple love Twitter.

8. Keep tweets to 120 characters so people have room to add RT @username in their retweets. If you push to the 140 limit, people will have to edit your tweet in order to retweet it. Sometimes it's really hard to edit a tweet so it doesn't get retweeted.

9. To have people retweet any content on any page with your special message insert the following code to the top and/or bottom of your blog post, website page, or Squidoo lens: < a target="_blank" href=" CHARACTER MESSAGE HERE">Click Here< /a>. Note: Eliminate the spaces between < a and < /a. See the sample below:

Recommend this blog post in a tweet, by clicking here
Note: You can edit the tweet before you send it out.

Here are some of the current retweets of tweets by @johnkremer:

Friday, April 17, 2009

Incredible Stop-Action Movie

This 4-minute movie must have taken a hundred hours to make. Incredible work. Beautiful. And amazing.

Title: Stop Motion with Wolf and Pig

Thursday, April 02, 2009

YouTube Videos: A Funny Series of Movie Take-Offs

I'm sad to say that many of these wonderful parodies are now no longer on YouTube due to the idiots at Constantin Film Produktion. These stupid, stupid, dumkopfs (they're German) consider these funny parodies as copyright infringement. Such stupid, stupid people.

Don't they know that these parodies are actually making more people aware of their Downfall movie, and that many people are watching or buying the movie because of the parodies. Dumb, dumb, dumb people.

Alas, this means that many of the YouTube links below will no longer work. Sad.

I'm not sure who did the first Hitler parody, but they are all funny. What a wonderful series of take-offs from a movie clip.

Twitter Frustrates Hitler As Followers Split (6,160 views):

And here's another using the same movie excerpt, but completely different content:

No Twitter for Hitler (38,249 views):

And a few more variations on the same movie excerpt:

Hitler is invaded by Mexicans (34,890 views):

Adolf Hitler - Vista Problems! (687,000 views):

KFC Nuggets get banned; Hitlers Downfall (11,296):

Hitler gets banned from Xbox Live (1,099,012 views):

Real Estate Downfall (1,644,472 views):

Somebody Stole Hitlers Car (808,392 views):

Hitler gets banned from World of Warcraft (2,405,926 views):

Hitler Superbowl (592,207 views):

Hitler's got the wrong bike (628,137 views):
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