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  • May 11, 2012 5:14 pm

    Just some of the thousands of #KeepFightingGary supporters.

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  • May 10, 2012 5:31 pm
  • May 10, 2012 10:32 am
    Day 3. As of this writing over 26,000 tweets have been sent out supporting an 18 year old senior in high school, Gary Lukasiewicz, who is fighting cancer in hospice just a few weeks before graduation. Our community has joined forces, coming together to support Gary’s fight with the hashtag #KeepFightingGary on Twitter. I wanted to give a few tips to help increase the power of our Tweets. 1. Instead of clicking Twitter’s “Retweet” button, we need to start what’s called organic Tweeting. When you see a post about #KeepFightingGary that you want to Retweet, highlight the tweet, copy, and paste it as a new tweet coming from your account. In front of the tweet place the letters RT (which stands for retweet.) This will have more weight in Twitter’s algorithm and help it pick up on the trend better. Example: Someone Tweets: you don’t need to know someone to show support #keepfightinggaryCopy it, and paste it as a new tweet formated like this: RT @growkate you don’t need to know someone to show support #keepfightinggary  (be sure to give credit to the original poster) 2. Don’t post tweets like this: #keepfightinggary #keepfightinggary #keepfightinggary Twitter will pick this up as spam and it will count negatively towards the trend, limit the hashtag use to once per tweet. 3. When tweeting another person, place a period in front of their Twitter username at the very beginning of the tweet. Example: . @Torbahax. When communicating on Twitter, if someone’s username is first in the tweet then only your mutual followers can see the tweet. By placing a period ( “.”) in front of the tweet, you open the tweet up to all of Twitter. Share this. Tweet this. Believe. Hope. Pray. Keep Fighting.   View high resolution

    Day 3. 


    As of this writing over 26,000 tweets have been sent out supporting an 18 year old senior in high school, Gary Lukasiewicz, who is fighting cancer in hospice just a few weeks before graduation. Our community has joined forces, coming together to support Gary’s fight with the hashtag #KeepFightingGary on Twitter. 

    I wanted to give a few tips to help increase the power of our Tweets.

    1. Instead of clicking Twitter’s “Retweet” button, we need to start what’s called organic Tweeting.

    When you see a post about #KeepFightingGary that you want to Retweet, highlight the tweet, copy, and paste it as a new tweet coming from your account. In front of the tweet place the letters RT (which stands for retweet.) This will have more weight in Twitter’s algorithm and help it pick up on the trend better. 

    Example: Someone Tweets: you don’t need to know someone to show support Copy it, and paste it as a new tweet formated like this: RT @growkate you don’t need to know someone to show support   (be sure to give credit to the original poster) 

    2. Don’t post tweets like this: #keepfightinggary #keepfightinggary #keepfightinggary

    Twitter will pick this up as spam and it will count negatively towards the trend, limit the hashtag use to once per tweet.

    3. When tweeting another person, place a period in front of their Twitter username at the very beginning of the tweet.

    Example: . @Torbahax. When communicating on Twitter, if someone’s username is first in the tweet then only your mutual followers can see the tweet. By placing a period ( “.”) in front of the tweet, you open the tweet up to all of Twitter. 

    Share this. Tweet this. Believe. Hope. Pray. Keep Fighting.  

  • May 9, 2012 10:56 pm
    #KeepFightingGary View high resolution

    #KeepFightingGary

  • May 8, 2012 11:35 pm
    Gary Lukasiewicz is a senior in high school.He’s four weeks from graduation.He’s also fighting cancer. For the 2nd time. This time, he’s in hospice. In an effort to put a smile on Gary’s face and show him the power of hope, prayer, and community; students and alumni from Gary’s high school came together to create #keepfightinggary. Within 24 hours the topic was tweeted over 10,500 times reaching millions of people. As the tweets continue to pour in from celebrities, community members, and students across the world, we continue on our journey to get #keepfightinggary trending on Twitter. To accomplish this goal we need to reach the major influencers on Twitter. The more people that reach out to them, the more likely they will help. Here’s the plan: We need as many people as possible to tweet the following at these top inflencers on Twitter: Tweet: <Name> please help trend #keepfightinggary for an 18 year old boy from Scranton, Pa. He’s in hospice battling cancer for the 2nd time. People:1. @aplusk2. @OMGFacts3. @MCHammer3. @feliciaday4. @ev5. @ijustine6. @MariMoon7. @Sacca8. @kevinrose9. @danielbru10. @Chad_Hurley11. @Pinterest12. @jess13. @rsarver14. @bs15. @davemorin16. @bfeld17. @parislemon18. @RickBakas19. @Alexia20. @jeff21. @dens22. @hunterwalk23. @ladygaga24. @justinbieber25. @katyperry26. @rihanna27. @britneyspears28. @youtube29. @selenagomez30. @kaka31. @TheEllenShow32. @Oprah33. @Pink34. @Twitpic35. @Drake36. @ParisHilton37. @RyanSeacrest38. @JLo39. @ConanOBrien40. @Shaq41. @Snooki42. @jimmyfallon43. @iamdiddy44. @JessicaSimpson45. @tyrabanks46. @RealWizKhalifia 47. @KourtneyKardash48. @BillGates49. @ClaudiaLeitte50. @MileyCyrus   View high resolution

    Gary Lukasiewicz is a senior in high school.

    He’s four weeks from graduation.

    He’s also fighting cancer. For the 2nd time. This time, he’s in hospice. 

    In an effort to put a smile on Gary’s face and show him the power of hope, prayer, and community; students and alumni from Gary’s high school came together to create #keepfightinggary. 

    Within 24 hours the topic was tweeted over 10,500 times reaching millions of people. As the tweets continue to pour in from celebrities, community members, and students across the world, we continue on our journey to get #keepfightinggary trending on Twitter. 

    To accomplish this goal we need to reach the major influencers on Twitter. The more people that reach out to them, the more likely they will help. 

    Here’s the plan: 

    We need as many people as possible to tweet the following at these top inflencers on Twitter: 

    Tweet: <Name> 
    please help trend #keepfightinggary for an 18 year old boy from Scranton, Pa. He’s in hospice battling cancer for the 2nd time. 


    People:

    1. @aplusk
    2. @OMGFacts
    3. @MCHammer
    3. @feliciaday
    4. @ev
    5. @ijustine
    6. @MariMoon
    7. @Sacca
    8. @kevinrose
    9. @danielbru
    10. @Chad_Hurley
    11. @Pinterest
    12. @jess
    13. @rsarver
    14. @bs
    15. @davemorin
    16. @bfeld
    17. @parislemon
    18. @RickBakas
    19. @Alexia
    20. @jeff
    21. @dens
    22. @hunterwalk
    23. @ladygaga
    24. @justinbieber
    25. @katyperry
    26. @rihanna
    27. @britneyspears
    28. @youtube
    29. @selenagomez
    30. @kaka
    31. @TheEllenShow
    32. @Oprah
    33. @Pink
    34. @Twitpic
    35. @Drake
    36. @ParisHilton
    37. @RyanSeacrest
    38. @JLo
    39. @ConanOBrien
    40. @Shaq
    41. @Snooki
    42. @jimmyfallon
    43. @iamdiddy
    44. @JessicaSimpson
    45. @tyrabanks
    46. @RealWizKhalifia 
    47. @KourtneyKardash
    48. @BillGates
    49. @ClaudiaLeitte
    50. @MileyCyrus 
     

  • April 19, 2012 8:00 pm

    Path: Lenses. Now on Android!

    thepersonalnetwork:

    We love photography here at Path. It’s the most simple and expressive way to capture a moment, so it’s always been an important part of what we do.

    For almost a year now, Path for iOS has had a wonderful assortment of free photo filters that we call Lenses. We call them Lenses because when you…

  • April 9, 2012 4:33 pm

    Kuhcoon.com: Our Vision for Education

    kuhcoon:

    Kuhcoon was created out of our love for education. To our Company there is nothing more important than the education of current and future generations.

    Social media is rapidly becoming less of a “playground for children” and more of a revolutionary global communication tool. Prime examples…

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  • October 9, 2011 10:22 pm
    #SCWbus This picture is the original &#8220;napkin&#8221; that we wrote our idea on Friday evening. What a weekend. In just 54 hours we wrote an entire business plan, designed each and every wireframe for our site, developed a fully developed pitch deck, and are now a recognized business entity in the state of Pennsylvania.Congratulations to the winners and best of luck in the future. Kuhcoon plans on developing its final product over the next couple of weeks and will be releasing an alpha test shortly. We will need as much user feedback and input as possible to help develop our user experience and product layout. Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list at Kuhcoon.com to receive your early access alpha invite within the coming weeks.   Special thanks to the guys at Startup Weekend for hosting such a great event. It was an amazing networking opportunity, chill atmosphere, and a great learning experience.   View high resolution

    #SCWbus This picture is the original “napkin” that we wrote our idea on Friday evening. What a weekend. In just 54 hours we wrote an entire business plan, designed each and every wireframe for our site, developed a fully developed pitch deck, and are now a recognized business entity in the state of Pennsylvania.

    Congratulations to the winners and best of luck in the future. Kuhcoon plans on developing its final product over the next couple of weeks and will be releasing an alpha test shortly. We will need as much user feedback and input as possible to help develop our user experience and product layout. Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list at Kuhcoon.com to receive your early access alpha invite within the coming weeks.   

    Special thanks to the guys at Startup Weekend for hosting such a great event. It was an amazing networking opportunity, chill atmosphere, and a great learning experience.