RonAmok!

The adventures of an analog engineer and digital storyteller who studies emerging networks and their impact on the great game of business.

As a member of the New Media community, sometimes I find myself tossed unwittingly into a real live case study. Yesterday marked one of those times.

At about 3:30 p.m., I noticed that Chris Brogan had asked the following question via Twitter:

“My strategy for 2009 involves pirate ships and goal-focused execution. What has this economy done for your 2009 plans?”

A few minutes later, I responded with:

“@chrisbrogan This economy has opened many opportunities for those who help companies become more efficient in speaking with their customers.”

That was it. I went back to answering my email when all of a sudden, my inbox was pummeled with new messages. This is what I saw:

Chris Brogan Moves the Needle

For some reason, I was gaining new Twitter followers at an unprecedented rate, and I couldn’t figure out why — well, until I saw the following tweet from Chris come across my screen:

You know who is totally awesome? Author @ronploof. Saw him in Arizona last week. Really great guy, @ronploof. 🙂

And then it all became clear. Chris Brogan has 18K+ Twitter followers. He tweets about me and presto, I gain 49 new followers instantaneously.

Chris has the power to move the needle. People trust him. If he recommends someone or something, people listen. It’s the power of Social Media. It’s the power of influence. Is your company paying attention?

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All Johnny-come-latelies. I’m Ron Ploof old school. 🙂

Seriously though. Chris is awesome, you are awesome. Keep on rockin’ in the free world.

Jeremy Vaught
November 6, 2008

All Johnny-come-latelies. I’m Ron Ploof old school. 🙂

Seriously though. Chris is awesome, you are awesome. Keep on rockin’ in the free world.

Jeremy Vaught
November 6, 2008

I’m just glad to say that I knew @ronploof before @chrisbrogan.

Now that you’re all famous and everything, you still gonna talk to little ol’ @lifespring? 😉

Steve Webb
November 7, 2008

I’m just glad to say that I knew @ronploof before @chrisbrogan.

Now that you’re all famous and everything, you still gonna talk to little ol’ @lifespring? 😉

Steve Webb
November 7, 2008

Now that you mention it Steve, I recall a conversation at the Buddy Group that went something like this…
“Hi, Ron.” “Hi, Steve” and Ron says, “Steve, have you met Jeremy?” Steve says, “No, not yet. Hi, I’m Steve Webb.” And with that I recognized your voice and replied, “OH!!!! You are THAT Steve!”

And the rest is history.

Jeremy Vaught
November 12, 2008

Now that you mention it Steve, I recall a conversation at the Buddy Group that went something like this…
“Hi, Ron.” “Hi, Steve” and Ron says, “Steve, have you met Jeremy?” Steve says, “No, not yet. Hi, I’m Steve Webb.” And with that I recognized your voice and replied, “OH!!!! You are THAT Steve!”

And the rest is history.

Jeremy Vaught
November 12, 2008

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