“If you keep tweeting like you do, you’ll be unemployable.” That’s the advice cum low-level threat I received from a national newspaper journalist late last year. (…) But, in reality, Twitter and the connections I have made there have got me work. A lot of it.


The truth is, I think not using the web properly is what will make the old school hacks unemployable. When it happens, let’s all try not to laugh, OK?

This is another greatpiece by Mic Wright, in which he explains the differences in social media behaviors, and how -unlike what his former employer(s) had mentioned/said/threatened- using Twitter was much more beneficial than the handicap or good-enough-reason-to-get-fired his employer seemd to indicate at the time.

I obviously COMPLETELY agree!

==> The chimeric risks of injudicious tweeting – by Mic Wright for The Kernel

hi there… sorry if i don’t get back to you right away, however sometimes email can be a challenge. I’m working on solving this by attempting to clone myself multiple times, but so far most of them are lazy slobs just like me, sigh.

In addition to the regular challenge of email i’m traveling out of the country for the next week leading our http://GeeksOnaPlane.com trip to Latin America. if an urgent response is needed plz put a respond by date in the subject line so i have a better chance of catching it.

if it’s URGENT, and/or you are a 500 Startups investor, founder, mentor or partner, or if we are in the middle of a deal, then PLEASE give me a call or text if you have my phone #, or read below for more info on how to get in touch with me. OR YOU CAN SEND ME AN ALL-CAPS EMAIL AND I MIGHT READ THAT. or i might not.

fyi, timezone for Brazil & Argentina is here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=233
if you’d like, you may be able to reach the right team member or get in touch with me faster by filling out this form: http://awayfind.com/500startups

in the meantime, if you want to follow extremely interesting updates about me brushing my teeth & other crap, go here:

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if you’ve read this far, you are very dedicated. i encourage you to spend less time reading my auto responder, and more time reading a good book or playing Angry Birds.

peace out.
- dave mcclure