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Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals are no way to communicate to be far and wide but lots of new ways are being developed and making their way to primetime. If you work with students, work for a company, or just want to find someone who is interested in the same stuff as you, like gaming or tv shows or even your favorite saying like “Yowza”, then this is some great stuff for you.

We all have a myspace account and a facebook but who has a twitter and even more who has their own textmark?

Twitter is a great way to communicate what your up to all the time and sort of an expanded chat and way to get people to watch a video you like or check out your blog or share a news story. Its also great for networking. You can tweetscan your company, favorite band, or yourself to see if anyone has mentioned you without you recognizing it. If you don’t have one yet you better create it before someone takes your username.

Textmarks is the next way of communicating with people instantly no matter where you are. Say you have an event you want people to know about or a concert. You just tell them the keyword to twitter like “3amjosh” and tell them to text it to 41411 and it will instantly send a reply text message that you have written and given whatever details you want. You can update your keyword and it will send the update to anyone who has previously texted that keyword. Say I have a new blog post or a new video I can broadcast an alert instantly. Whats the best part is its Free for all the basic needs.

Textmarks has also teamed up with Reactee.com. You customize your t-shirt with a special slogan, then your textmark keyword and then it tells them where to text. I don’t have any sort of numbers yet but this weekend I’ll be hanging out downtown with my shirt that says “Can’t Sleep? Neither Can I, Text 3amJosh to 41411”. I will get in real-time text alerts how many people are responding to my t-shirt and hopefully direct more traffice to my site.

Anywho, for whatever purpose you might use your twitter account or textmarks you need to sign up now before everyone else gets all the good ones. Great way to keep in touch and alert people of something new.

Reactee and Me

So today in a creative meeting Josh Bradley( http://joshbradleysblog.blogspot.com/ ) was telling me about some stuff they saw at a conference at willowcreek. One thing that struck my attention was Reactee.com

Seeing as text message communications and alert type deals are the thing for right now they have nailed it with their custom tees. You simply choose a slogan which mine is “Can’t Sleep? Neither Can I” then it says “Text 3amjosh to 41411”. All on a handy t-shirt that is american apparel of course. When the person does that they recieve a custom response made by me that says a blip about what my site 3amjosh.com is about and tells them to check it out.

Some people use this as a political or “going green” statement while others are trying to get a date. You get feedback on how many people request your info and all that. Also you can constantly update the reply text your tee sends out.

I think I am going to wear my t-shirt EVERYWHERE i go and see how much my site views and video views go up. Also if you want to help me out or just think my t-shirt is awesome you can buy one and wear it @ http://reactee.com/shirt/order/?rtprdk=7599. Although I’d prefer you to enter through the first link I gave you and then find my shirt but either way.

Text me- 3amjosh to 41411 and help me get featured as their most requested tee off the month. The current winner has 1,300 some odd texts.

Also make your own shirt for whatever you want. Instant communication is amazing and advertising is seeing a new means of getting information to people how they want it.

ALSO there will be a coffee and cereal video coming up this week with my celebrity guest I promised everyone. So be patient and it will be here before you can say “Ni”