Category: Tech

When recruiting on Twitter, tweet like a marketer

Tim Ahern (@recruitertim) show us that by following 3 steps, you can make your recruiting tweets more visible and consistent:

  1. Add an image, or better yet, include a common theme across multiple tweets.  In this case, Tim attaches custom memes to each tweet in a series of five tweets.
  2. Include a common hashtag (#wdayjobs) for easy grouping, and use a common bit.ly link for easy visit tracking.
  3. Break the rules.  Don’t worry about the best time of the day to Tweet, proper frequencies, or anything.  Start with one post per day, then drop three tweets in a row.  Then go back to one per day.  If the message resonates, the retweets should keep it visible during primetime.
  4. Cross post to LinkedIn.  If your audience sees it twice, that’s a good thing.

Let’s check out Tim’s tweets:

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Who are the “Best in Mobile” in SF?

I’m putting together a list (for a future post) about who the best and most respected mobile teams are in the Bay Area.  I’m talking engineers, product managers, UX, etc.  Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts on the following:

1) Who are the most highly respected mobile development teams? I mean, who consistently puts out high quality mobile products and services? This includes corporate, startups, agency, consultants, etc.

2) What are the best mobile meetups and hangouts?  Are there already a few great ones, or does there need to be more?

3) What mobile startups or trends are you most excited about?

4) What are some differences between the mobile scene in San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle?

Please share your thoughts below or leave a comment on these Twitter or LinkedIn threads.

Did Arrested Development account for 1.6% of all North American bandwidth on Sunday?

Image from the awesome site bite.ca.

As somebody that has run a web-based business and networked with top cloud talent for the past 6+ years, I couldn’t help but think of the massive flood of traffic Netflix (and their supposed 20 THOUSAND instances of AWS) had to support at the launch of the new Arrested Development season.

In terms of bandwidth, the Sunday at Midnight bulk release of season four was estimated to account for up to 5% of all Netflix traffic.  This other article says Netflix accounts for 32% of all North American bandwidth.  So unless my math is off, Arrested Development was responsible for 1.6% of all North American bandwidth consumption on Monday morning.

I don’t know what the total North American bandwidth consumption is on a typical Sunday night, but I bet it is a lot.

A tip of my cap to the Netflix team that is able to deliver this type of service day in and day out.