At SXSW and Pretending I'm not 38 Years Old

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Published March 11, 2013

| FOXBusiness

South by Southwest 2013 begins and the tweeting community is out in full force. Here are my latest picks for Tweets of the Week.

@toddlevin

I just realized the reason old people seem so angry is because we've ruined everything.

@pauldanke

The more tabs you have open the less you are doing.

@halrudnick

My grandma said that when times were tough during the Great Depression, she'd take solace in watching the Miami Heat do the Harlem Shake.

@friedmanjon

I will accept your LinkedIn request with reckless abandon.

@LILmookieB

And with those 7 words, "you're never too old to be young," you were immediately unfriended.

@ValaAfshar 

Your brand is what people say about you when you leave the room. And the room (web) is getting bigger everyday.

@Hyken

Internal customers must be served with every bit of speed, reliability & quality that we would give to the outside customer.

‏@gitomer

Good questions get to the heart of the problem, need, situation very quickly without the buyer feeling like he or she is being pushed.

@amymwilkinson

Early stage funders evaluate entrepreneur's strengths first. Business plan second. Know your own story!

@smoothsale

Eliminate "pitching" ideas; instead open up to infinite possibilities by asking questions, & clarifying.

@JonahLupton

If you want to be a successful entrepreneur you may need to put your duties as their boss in front of your duties as their friend.

@SmallBizCounsel 

Is the increase in the number of telemarketers calling directly tied to an increase in the effectiveness of #smallbiz SEO?

@SteveGutzler

Formal education can get you a job ~ self education can make You rich.

@TheSeanMoffett

You must have the same passion and intensity after the sale as you did when the deal was landed.

@LeadToday

If you insist on knowing how every decision turns out before you make it then you'll never decide anything. Take a risk!

@pkedrosky

I get so much satisfaction from declining to speak at conferences & private events. It is my newest superpower.

@alexia
"You going to SXSW?" -- Everyone even vaguely related to tech, right now.

@jbarro

This is a key problem with the sequester: even if an agency is wasteful, no reason to believe the spending cuts will come out of waste.

@RubenBolling

NYT today: subway fares going up; recovery boosting corporate profits bit not creating jobs; stealth tax breaks to corporate projects.

 ‏@1938loren

Unlocking cellphones really requires the President to get involved? You think it's that important? Really?

@jowyang

SXSW actually stands for: Siliconvalley Xpats Somewhat Wasted.

@AmberCadabra

It sucks because ALL of my blog post drafts for three blogs (totaling hundreds) are all in Evernote limbo. For starters.

@ValaAfshar

Stop chasing influence and start being helpful.

@GrantShorland

8 year old kids today have Facebook, MacBook pro, iPhone. When i was their age, I had a coloring book, crayons, chalk, and imagination

@ConstantContact

STAT: 42% of people have mentioned a brand in a Facebook statusupdate. If you're apart of that 42% retweet this!

@sgblank

lesson to companies-Innovation is going to happen, and if you’re not willing to obsolete your own products, someone else will do it for you.

@StephCalahan

Want to build relationships on Twitter? RT something that is not about you. If that's all you RT it looks self-serving.

@briansolis

This is the year of #WTF at #SXSW

@Douglaskarr

App fatigue? Disagree. Mobile app response rates and engagement are much higher than email. Email fatigue is much higher. 


@danguterman

Pretending I'm not 38 years old #SXSW

@marcmaron

So exciting to see so many people recklessly spending other people's money! #SXSW

@guybranum

Every audience Q&A question is, essentially "Have you noticed how smart I am?" #sxsw

@daily_chomsky

If you have a real market you don't advertise, you just give information.

@birbigs

Sometimes someone has to tweet to remind you to unfollow them.

Gene Marks owns the Marks Group PC, a ten person sales and marketing technology consulting firm outside of Philadelphia that serves more than 600 small and medium companies around the country.

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