Tweet Week: Follow us on Twitter, win prizes


33 Responses to “Tweet Week: Follow us on Twitter, win prizes”

  1. FredicvsMaximvs says:

    As long as there’s actual interesting content to read, I’m all for it. If it’s just a series of links back to a blog I already check out daily, then it’s not worth the trouble.

    For example: I absolutely love Make: Magazine and when I discovered them on Twitter I clicked ‘follow.’After a few days I had to stop. It was nothing but links back to the Makezine blog, which I read religiously already, and there were so damn many tweets that it bumped everything from my real life friends off the page.

    So, as others have said already I’ll give it a try, but if it’s not interesting you’ll get dropped like Madoff stock. :D

  2. Joel Johnson says:

    @FredicVsMaximVs That’s all we can ask!

  3. minTphresh says:

    gimme, gimme! i need more stuff!

  4. funnelbc says:

    I’m already following a bunch of you guys. Xeni’s twitter is particularly good follow I reckon.

    Still. I’m in for a chance at free stuff! You can’t argue with the price. :D

  5. gabrielm says:

    Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions.

    OK – could your fine print get any smaller?

    Also, I am half temped to put a link with a “follow me, follow me” message… Must. resist. urges…

    Thanks, @gabrielmcgovern


  6. Raikus says:

    Well, considering I just won one I think this is an EXCELLENT idea. Thanks again Joel. You made my day (in addition to seeing an octopus nomming on a crab).

  7. Anonymous says:

    I noticed that none of you really follow people back? Curious why that is?


  8. Rob Beschizza says:

    There are additional canonical “links to the blog” twitter feeds for Boing, *not* listed above. These are our personal ones!

  9. Kristin says:

    Hah. The twittering cycle continues!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Hey you guys stole the phrase “Tweet Week” from me! ;)

  11. moniker42 says:

    Well I was following all of you too. Except @brandonnn. I don’t play video games though. I mean, I do. I play freeciv sometimes. I have nothing against video games. I think it of it the same way I do like smoking weed. Everything in moderation. It’s the buddha, man, you know, the middle way. Dig it.

  12. bruno boutot says:

    No Pesco?

  13. brandon says:

    Uhg. Now I’ve got a bunch of noise on my Twitter feed, and the people I actually care about are gonna get missed. So if I re-follow you each every day, does that up my chances of winning, or does that go against the “spirit” of the contest?

  14. Xeni Jardin says:

    Joel you forgot to tell them whether or not the lingerie is pre-owned. Did we sort that out?

  15. Avarice says:

    I never win anything, but I gave it a shot. :D

  16. Palilay says:

    Following u all. So we just follow? That’s it ? Do we not tweet?

  17. cha0tic says:

    I reckon this contest was thought up by Beschizza & Brandonnn as they’re Jealous of Xeni’s nearly 18,000 followers. Either that, or you’re all jealous of Stephen Fry’s 200,000 odd followers :)

  18. Anonymous says:

    Wait, who are you and what did you do with Boing Boing?

    Boing Boing would never use Twitter, they’d be using (!


  19. dkMommy says:

    I’m such a sap for a giveaway that I signed up to follow all you guys ! I guess it helps that I’ve become a boing boing addict almost overnight….

  20. Jaimey says:

    OK. Finished out the set and am following all. I get my Guitar Hero set when?

  21. Michael Leung says:

    Where’s my free set of steak knives?

  22. Anonymous says:

    Guess I’ll give this a shot. Trying to keep up with technology. Difficult on my budget, but I’m trying.


  23. Anonymous says:

    Nice Contest. Following everyone. Is there any special requirement? My twitter username is bloggeragent001. Direct Message me if there is any requirement.

    –Agent 001

  24. EnglishNerd says:

    I already followed some, but hadn’t taken the time to find out about the others. Now I have the option to find out about more random stuff in the world. Thanks everyone for letting us tag along!

  25. yclept says:

    I guess since I’m already following all of you I can’t win ;-)

  26. Patrick Dodds says:

    Eugh. Horrible concept.

  27. bobbcorr says:

    I think it is a rather clever concept; any problems are more Twitter-centric than BB-centric.

    The first problem is that the more folks I follow on Twitter the less I see from any of them. As the TwitVolumeHaze grows thicker and louder, I tune out more.

    The second problem is that folks are using Twitter as a mini-blog – it’s all links and proclamations – as opposed to a vehicle for P2P communication. As the TwitAdHaze gets more crass, I tune out more.

    It’s this combination of unmanageable volume and unreadable crap that will ultimately make me stop using Twitter. Ultimately. I’m not there yet, but I see that day looming in the distance like some great slouching beast shuffling toward San Francisco.

  28. Rictor says:

    I’ll follow all…but boring folk get taken off my list next week. :P

  29. cha0tic says:

    @DanielEgan Probably because they have to put up with our bitching & wittering on BoingBoing & only want to catch Flak on one platform :)

  30. J France says:

    This should be better than just getting random twitter grabs + snark via valleywag.

    Kudos to you guys for acknowledging non US readers with alot of your comps. Hoorah!

    Twitter recommended John Mccain’s feed to me. Why!?

  31. scbr says:

    What about the ones that have been following you guys BEFORE this week?

  32. Joel Johnson says:

    @SCBR: You’re screwed! That’s what you get for liking us unconditionally.

    Is there any way to easily pull the user list down from the Twitter API? If that could be easily randomly sorted through I bet I could find some more stuff to give away to anyone that was already following us all.

  33. David Pescovitz says:

    Twitter? What the hell is that?

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