Guy Kawasaki: Twitter As A Tool For Social Media


Described by Wikipedia as a Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist (Garage Tech Ventures), Guy Kawasaki’s “in-depth knowledge of the high-tech industry combined with his years of management experience enable him to address a wide range of audiences.”  (SES) I had the chance to be part of that audience yesterday at Search Engine Strategies –  NYC.

An acclaimed author, investor and tech personality…it was only a matter time before he voiced his opinion on Twitter. Referring to Twitter as a tool that enables “democratization of power” for businesses and individuals alike, Guy Kawasaki prepared an assortment of tools and tips for using the social media platform for marketing –  Including a Twitter tool that measures the size of you p*nis – ePenis! (Hey Guy…you and I are almost the same size!)

My favorite quote followed his opening remarks: “If I do it, it’s clever marketing. If it’s done to me, it’s spam. It’s situational ethics”. Anna Maria Virzi of Clickz was to my left taking notes the entire time. Her article Advice from Evangelist Guy Kawasaki, does a pretty good job summing up the entire speech. Virginia Nussey, of the Bruce Clay blog, also provided a rather in depth coverage of the event. Outspoken Media was one of the first to blog about the event.

But it seems I’m the only blogger with the original PowerPoint presentation…AND a list of all the companies and tools Guy Referred tool. It goes hand in hand with his presentation- Enjoy:

Guy Kawasaki: Twitter As A Tool For Social Media

*Special thanks to Gina @ Garage Tech. View more presentations from JoshuaRussak.

I’m pretty sure that you’d find his new book, Reality Check, very useful. It is the super set of all Guy’s writing, speaking, and blogging. You can read about it here: You should also take a look at Guy’s company’s web site. It’s a “digital magazine rack” of popular topics. These might interest those who attended SES: –

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