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Matt McGee: The Last Person on Twitter

[Executive Summary: Twitter is not for everyone but if you’re in the web entrepreneuring space you should have been on it last year already. Don’t feel bad if you never heard of it; just join and don’t admit you weren’t aware. Matt McGee is an SEO guy out of Marchex, who is into social media and web marketing. He’s a nice guy and it appears he needs to get out of suburbia a little bit more, to help curtail sprawl. He wants to rank for Last Person on Twitter, and needs attention for his charitable foray onto Twitter, hence my contribution here. Oh, and I couldn’t help but make this post way more about bikes than necessary.]

Matt McGee is The Last Person on Twitter. Twitter is not just a silly web app, but a concept, realized. Twitter represents the removal of barriers, and is therefore a success in those realms that were blocked by the barriers. Is it useful? meaningful? Practical? That doesn’t really matter… it is evolutionary. A step forward in the process, and a necessary one. Who cares if it is useful, if it is a necessary step forward?

So Matt McGee resisted Twitter for a while. Big deal (I wanted to say BFD, but that’s a tangent in itself). Now Matt McGee says he wants to be the last person on Twitter. I see now he has signed on to twitter.. or at least that is the rumor?

Matt McGee is one of the most down to earth, likeable guys you’ll meet in the modern world. I met him in Portland, and he stills owes me an explanation for his “You’re John? No way!” comment. He lives in Washington, a very green state, yet until recently he didn’t own a bike. And when he needed one, he bought a Schwinn. From Joe’s. And he blogged about it. I know he bought a Schwinn Suburban, but really how suburban is Matt? A Schwinn? In 2008? From a BigBox store? I refrain from commenting from my perch in the temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest, where everyone rides a bike and everyone knows that Pink and Kona are local bikes, bike.com is owned by the best bike company on the planet (Rocky Mountain just miles north of here), and the Swobo Otis is the rad-dest urban/suburban 3-speed bike with a twist shifter (and a coaster brake!) evah! If you want to relive your youth in modern fashion, buy local (Portland at least) and here’s just one reason:


Why grown ups still love coaster brakes, or why calipers are for sissies

Seriously… if we get Matt onto Twitter… just maybe…

Matt created a Twitter account, and in characteristic just-try-it, no-pretenses Matt fashion, Matt’s stepped into a Charity Fundraiser using twitter. The Last Person on Twitter is looking for followers. Follow him and help me to help him move forward, okay?

[Executive Summary: Twitter is not for everyone but if you’re in the web entrepreneuring space you should have been on it last year already. Don’t feel bad if you never heard of it; just join and don’t admit you weren’t aware. Matt McGee is an SEO guy out of Marchex, who is into social media and web marketing. He’s a nice guy and it appears he needs to get out of suburbia a little bit more, to help curtail sprawl. He wants to rank for Last Person on Twitter, and needs attention for his charitable foray onto Twitter, hence my contribution here. Link to him if you want to help him rank, or to just make a point.]

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5 Responses to “Matt McGee: The Last Person on Twitter”

  1. Matt McGee Says:

    LOL! I should be #1 for “last person on Twitter” in a matter of minutes….muchos gracias!

  2. Hans now diving in Mexico Says:

    Why do I need a Twitter account?

    By the way, cycling and buying bikes from cool companies is the one of the ultimate joys of life. I have a storage unit full of bikes that are meant for the mountains. Now that I live in the scrub jungle of Mexico, I have a beach cruiser with a basket and a kick stand. The front brakes on my hardtail are worth more then I paid for my entire cruiser, basket, lock and all! But it makes me happy.

    I do have to admit, I think about bringing a single speed MNT bike or cycle cross bike here all the time. I love the feeling of zipping through traffic and spitting the devil in the eye.

    So, why do I need a Twitter account? Come on John, help a brotha out.

  3. Hans now diving in Mexico Says:

    Some other cool bike companies you should consider, I know because I own bikes from them.

    Voodoo – My Hardtail. Peddled from Teluride to Maob through the back country. Panniers and all.
    Rocky Mountain – Peddled 2100 miles through Europe in 71 days. Wow, what a ride.
    Santa Cruz – My Full Suspension. Can you say, big drop or North Shore!
    Carver – Single Speed 29er Ridged. My favorite bike to hammer on.
    Arrow – Stock Trials and Dirt Jumps depending on config.
    Trek – My road bike. My shiny yellow road bike. Fast and stiff, just like I like it.

    It is a wonder I could put down that addiction for the cave diving addiction.

    Hans

  4. Area SEO Says:

    i was sitting under a rock not knowing about twitter… great evolution on social sites

  5. webprofessor Says:

    bah! Riding vintage bikes is even better than that… I wouldn’t trade my 82 Schwinn Super Le Tour for the world.