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Ok, people have been aksing: what the heck happened to #140 Chat? Two words: Top Gear. But the #140Chat series is back with the amazing @zoeyjordan, a must-have Twitter profile for your stream.


me: Ok Chatting today with the fabulous Zoey Jordan, one of my faves here on Twitter. What is up?
zoeyjordan: Thrilled to be tweeting/chatting with my brother from another mother.
me: Ha! Ok, first question. Is Twitter still fun for you?
zoeyjordan: Hmmm. The novelty has worn a bit, but I’ve made great connects. So…yes
me: Say more about the novelty wearing out? Is it getting too uncool for someone as hip as you?
zoeyjordan: Duh. LOL! What I mean is at first – it was like – wow, you can talk to hundreds of peeps all at once.
Now, 2.5 years later, I take more time to engage, even tho the tweet stream is fuller.
me: Yeah, it seems like the engagement aspect is getting deeper and we are all forming our own little niches
zoeyjordan: The posse expands, so to speak
me: So if you could run Twitter for a day, what would you do?
zoeyjordan: Delete the bots, spammers, and anyone who posts more than 10 self promoting links a day.
me: Ha! Maybe you can come up with a service that executes those profiles. Do you find yourself calling out the spammers more or do you just ignore them? (FYI: I am the host so I can use more than 140 characters)
zoeyjordan: Damn you.  I usually report for spam if thats what it is. If it’s someone who is annoying? Just unfollow.
me: I am a very provocative Twitter host. Yeah, unfollow and block always work. Ok, just a few more questions.
If you could follow just three Twitter profiles and that’s it (excluding me), who would they be and why?
Take your time
And expand
zoeyjordan: Wow. That’s a loaded question…I don’t wanna kiss anyone’s arse either. Hmmm.
me: Ha!
zoeyjordan: One would have to be @GiniDietrich b/c she is a CEO that gets it. Introduces peeps, shares great content. Luv her
me: 1
zoeyjordan: Okay #2 would be @NancyMyrland She shares, shares, shares. Very kind + relevant info
me: 2
Both good choices btw and you are not kissing arse just being smart
zoeyjordan: So far so good…
zoeyjordan: Third would be (drumroll) @teeco71 b/c he is just so dang positive and shares links I always click on
me: Nice
Ok, last question: 2011 for @zoeyjordan will involve _____?
zoeyjordan: Hopefully: 12 months. Um, business expansion, adopting a dog, and lots of excitement.
me: Sounds like a beer commercial! LMAO!
zoeyjordan: Or a country song
me: We luv ya! Thanks for the 140Chat
zoeyjordan: You betcha!


To follow Zoey, go to her Twitter profile: @zoeyjordan

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me: We are here with Bear Files from @evolutionfiles. Welcome to #140Chat.
Bear: Hiya Julio, it’s really great to be chatting with you.
me: First question. Why do you use Twitter?
Bear: I started hearing about it a year or so back and just couldn’t resist trying it out. Then I got hooked.

me: It is addicting
Bear: Addicting, that’s the word I would use too. But also powerful, in creating relationships.
me: How so? How has it helped you create relationships?
Bear: Maybe enabling relationships is a better description.
As a solopreneur having a platform like Twitter is great.
Reaching out via Twitter has allowed me to connect to
some super people. With some bigger brains than mine.

me: What about clients? Are your clients on Twitter?
Bear: A few are. But more will be soon, I am sure.
I feel it’s important for me to be up to speed on Twitter in order to advise them.
me: Good point. It definitely makes anyone more social media savvy
if used well. Ok, a few more questions
Answer this one: Twitter would be the greatest thing in the
history of mankind if it could only _____
Bear: add a video feature like skype.
Tweeting with people is great, adding video would be even better.

me: I think the same thing! Ok what SUCKS about Twitter?
Let it go and rant away
Bear: Gosh that’s hard. People using it to auto-blast out
their message and not engaging at all.
Of course the overly-cute Twitter bots don’t help anything.

me: Here is our take: unless you are the NY Times don’t stream links all the time.
Bear: And the fail whale. That’s about it. It’s evolving so quickly I see 99% positive things with it.
me: Cool.
Ok just a few more questions. If I could only follow three people of Twitter,
they would be _____

Bear: @julito77 of course, @ShellyKramer and @LissaDuty …some amazingly helpful friends.
me: We LOVE @ShellyKramer
She is amazing
Ok, what are your Twitter goals for 2011?

Bear: Listen more. Learn more.
And help clients to use it as part of their marketing efforts.
me: Well, we wish you the best of luck.
See you in the stream! It was a pleasure
Bear: Thanks, Julio, for being a mentor
to me here on Twitter. Hope your year is great as well.
me: Thanks!


To connect with Bear Files, go to @evolutionfiles

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me: ok, ready?
atdayton: yeah, lets do this…
me: hi, I am talking today with my dear friend and Twitter rockstar Adrian Dayton
Welcome to #140Chat
atdayton: Hey Julio, thanks for having me on man. #140chat

me: Ok, first question I ask everyone: Why do you use Twitter?
atdayton: Kind of like asking me why I breath?  Seriously, it is a real connection to ideas and people I care about.
I learn a ton everyday from it, and it gives me a way to share my ideas with the world.

me: Nice. So what successes can you share about your use of Twitter?
atdayton: That is like asking me to describe the universe and give three examples.
me: Go for iy
atdayton: Twitter has opened so many doors for me, from getting me major publicity, to helping me find a publisher
me: Sweet

atdayton: I have amazing experiences using Twitter on a weekly basis connecting to people.
me: Now you have a large following (over 40K) but only follow about 5K people. Why?

atdayton: Great ?. When I started on Twitter I was all about numbers, I thought it would get me credibility.
Later I realized it wasn’t about the numbers but really connecting.
I unfollowed 35,000 people because my message wasn’t relevant to them, and they were sharing with me in a valuable way either.
me: hey just 140 characters! LOL
atdayton: I trimmed it down in an attempt to better focus on the people that matter the most to me.
me: Got it

atdayton: Each message is under 140 , ok I’ll try harder to be concise
me: No worries
Ok, my Actor’s Studio Question for you: If I ran Twitter I would ____
atdayton: Provide more “opt-out” options allowing me to turn off promotional tweets.  It would be great if I could filter out all of that

me: Anything else
atdayton: I really wish it was easier to the average Joe to understand.  Unfortunately, it is still too complicated for many.

me: Going back to this statement “I unfollowed 35,000 people,” What tool did you use to do this?
atdayton: I had to use a couple of tools.  One in particular called HUITTER – but isn’t around anymore.
me: Bummer
atdayton: The tough part was that I un-followed some very engaged people.  They sent me messages, and I followed them back.
me: oops
atdayton: (side note, I just posted that on Twitter by accident)

me: Ok give people 3-4 great Twitter profiles to follow (and don’t be like Gini who gave us 10!)
atdayton: No problem, @econwriter5 lives on Twitter and shares some great stuff.

me: one
atdayton: dang, this is tough.
So many great people to follow

me: 3 more
come on, you sound like a typical lawyer ha!
atdayton: Would it be a cop out for me to simply say @julito77, @ginidietrich and @justinthesouth? Three of my all time favourites

me: no, we’ll take it LOL
thanks, Adrian for your time
see you in the stream
and we like the English way you spell “favourites”
atdayton: sounds good, thanks man.


To follow Adrian on Twitter, go to @adriandayton

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