All Blog Posts Tagged 'Twitter' (39)


Non-Operator
Twitter’s Biggest Problem – and How It Affects Your Restaurant

Twitter’s been in the news a lot recently for its IPO, in which it will have a 10-figure valuation (even though it operates at a significant loss). Despite this momentous milestone, Twitter faces a significant issue – and it affects every single Twitter user.

Twitter is simple – you follow people and their tweets show up in your stream – and that’s a large part of its appeal. However, as time goes on, users naturally start following more and more people. What started out as a…

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Added by Stewart Anderson on November 20, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments


Non-Operator
Why Restaurants Should Use Social Photo Sharing

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Savanna Eckenrode. You can visit her profile here.

Restaurants are constantly striving to attract new customers and to retain former customers. In our social media…

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Added by FohBoh on November 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments


Non-Operator
Hashtags on Facebook – Are You Using them Yet?

Hashtags have become both an internet staple and cultural phenomenon, but Facebook, the world’s preeminent social network,   only added them to its system in the last few months. In fact, due to the hashtag’s deep association with rival network Twitter, and Facebook’s longtime persistence without them, it felt strange when hashtags were first incorporated into Facebook.

While Twitter is much more suited to hashtag-based search and discovery, it made a lot of sense for Facebook to…

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Added by Stewart Anderson on November 6, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments


Non-Operator
Posting on Social Media - How Much is too Much?

As I’m sure you already know, we here at FohBoh place a great deal of faith and confidence in the ability of social media to enhance a restaurant’s marketing and chances for success. Facebook, Twitter and other social networks provide new avenues for restaurant operators to connect with potential…

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Added by Stewart Anderson on August 26, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

WHITEPAPER: Social, SEO and Local - A Convergence of Channels

As close observers of the digital landscape, our team has noticed something over the last few years that can’t be denied: The lines between social, local and search are no longer blurring- they are disappearing.…

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Added by John Harris on October 12, 2012 at 8:19am — No Comments

TwEAT OUT with us September 17th!

Join the restaurant industry and Share Our Strength's Dine Out For No Kid Hungry all day on Monday, September 17th for the Dine Out For No Kid Hungry TwEAT OUT! You can help us spread awareness for the Dine Out with more than 2,000 bloggers and tweeters.

When: Monday, September 17, 2012 | 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST

How to Participate:

On Twitter:

Follow @Dine_Out and…

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Added by Molly Burke on September 10, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Top Ten: Chefs with Social Influence

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Added by Joel Cheesman on May 30, 2012 at 1:50pm — No Comments


Non-Operator
Creating A Successful Social Media Strategy for Restaurants

You probably have heard all about the benefits about using social media for your restaurant and all the different types, but do you actually know how to use it effectively? Connection to these sites allows restaurants to have almost 24 hour access to their customers and what's even better is that it's free advertising. When was the last time Facebook asked someone to pay to post how good their Starbucks frappacino was? However, if a restaurant wants to be successful in creating a social…

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Added by MenuDrive on April 27, 2012 at 8:05am — No Comments


Operator
Friends, Humans, Social Media Folks Lend Me Your Ears: The Payoff



Friends, Humans, Social Media folks…Lend me your ears…For let me tell thee about the true payoff of this thing we call Social Media!

 

Last week myself and others started a ball rolling on Twitter to aid a small but powerful radio station in Campbell River Canada where…

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Added by Ty Sullivan on December 13, 2011 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

"Social Chefs"...We Want More!

Now-a-days, not only does a Chef have to know how to cook and direct a culinary team; they need to be able to tweet, plus, post, blog, vlog, upload, download, pin and livestream. They must now...Be Social!



The job description of today's Chefs goes beyond the doors leading out of the kitchen. It continues into websites, blogs and personal pages. Not only must the Chef be able to prepare their recipe; they must…

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Added by John Lawrence on August 11, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments


Non-Operator
Peanuts or Passengers - You Make The Call!



 

 

I know that fuel prices are up and margins are thin in the airline business. The airlines are struggling and we all know it.  I heard the following story from a friend of mine the other day that I felt compelled to share with you.

 

My friend is like a triple medallion,…

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Added by Bill Campion on June 15, 2011 at 8:55am — 4 Comments

Reeling In Groupon Gurus

Living in Chicago, it's difficult going a day without hearing a conversation about Groupon. They are also the talk of the country after recently rejecting an offer from Google. When it comes to their daily deals, there's a lot of evidence that they can drive traffic to a restaurant. No system is perfect and this one-time shot deal is no different. Some restaurants have experienced a sharp increase in traffic to a degree that service suffered.


But there's no question Groupon…
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Added by Josh Hersh on December 6, 2010 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Your Tweets: A Lot of Hot Air?

We all know those people. The words come tumbling out of their mouth without much reason or purpose...they just blab on and on, unaware that their audience is quickly shutting down. We have also heard that “an unexamined life is not worth living”. Your restaurant’s tweets shouldn't be any different. Some of you have chosen not to join the Twit-o-sphere while others jumped in tweet first.



If you’ve been tweeting or want to…

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Added by Josh Hersh on November 22, 2010 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Listening To Your Neighborhood - In Real Time

I think we can also testify to the importance of listening -- whether to your customers in the store, on blogs, or in the social media realm. Earlier this month, Twitter announced they have 145 million registered users -- yeah, that's a lot of chatter taking place. In order to avoid wasting time, it's important to make sure you are listening to and interacting with a relevant audience -- namely, the… Continue

Added by Josh Hersh on September 13, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Fear Not the Tweetup

Imagine a crowd of antsy, tech-hungry customers pouring into your restaurant. Imagine check-ins happening one right after another, tweets bouncing around like ping pong balls, and texts being volleyed back and forth mercilessly. This crowd is starved for human affection, interaction, and are just happy to see the light of day...


Okay, hold on, take a deep breath. Fear not -- Tweetups are your friend.


I laughed at this definition…
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Added by Josh Hersh on August 30, 2010 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Tweet Button: Help Your Customers Become Advocates

With over 500 million users, Facebook is the Goliath of social media networks. We're now accustomed to being able to share and "like" articles via Facebook on websites all across the Interwebs. Although Twitter is smaller, it's growing rapidly and jumped onto the bandwagon of integrating itself to make sharing easier.


If your restaurant is on Twitter,…
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Added by Josh Hersh on August 17, 2010 at 8:14am — No Comments

Early Adopters, Big Appetites, and Your Evangelists!

Last week I finally ended my extensive relationship with Blackberry. It was a solid two and a half year relationship, with relatively few bumps in the road. I'm still a huge fan...but I saw something I wanted more - a "smarter", faster, and more agile phone that would allow me to do my job and share my passion for all things food.


One of the first things I did after my phone was up and running was to post photos of food I ate at different restaurants. I LOVE sharing great…
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Added by Josh Hersh on July 19, 2010 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Targeted Twitter Search Made Easy

There have been a lot of great posts here on FohBoh about listening to your customers online. Nate Bagley had a great post a few weeks ago and Jenna Gross had a fantastic reminder about acknowledging customers -- which is another way of listening to customers. I also wrote about a… Continue

Added by Josh Hersh on July 14, 2010 at 6:27am — No Comments

FourSquare, Gowalla, Whrrl... Names Your Business Should be Familiar With

If you haven't paid attention to location-based services like FourSquare, Gowalla, Whrrl, etc. its about time you do. Location-based services are at the intersection of where online and offline circles meet. When someone checks into a location on LBS they can allow their online community to see their physical location through the service… Continue

Added by Jill McFarland on July 13, 2010 at 2:24pm — 3 Comments

Hold the Server, I'll Tweet My Order

Waiting for our food to come, I was discussing with one of my good friends the possibilities of using Twitter in restaurants and bars. We weren't sure if such a place existed, but how cool would it be to be able to order your dinner via Twitter or even by texting?



I'll spare you the intricacies and hilarious details we brainstormed between the time we ordered and when we got our food. But after dinner, I began to think about all of the things that are near automated in our culture.… Continue

Added by Josh Hersh on May 24, 2010 at 10:00pm — 11 Comments

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TED: Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be - Norman Spack (2013)

Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives trans teens the time they need. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

TED: Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar - Jennifer Senior (2014)

The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.

TED: David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy? - David Brooks (2014)

Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love -- the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves "Adam I" and "Adam II.") Brooks asks: Can we balance these two selves?

TED: David Sengeh: The sore problem of prosthetic limbs - David Sengeh (2014)

What drove David Sengeh to create a more comfortable prosthetic limb? He grew up in Sierra Leone, and too many of the people he loves are missing limbs after the brutal civil war there. When he noticed that people who had prosthetics weren’t actually wearing them, the TED Fellow set out to discover why — and to solve the problem with his team from the MIT Media Lab.

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