The Launch of followbackr

Dear all,
I am delighted to announce the launch of followbackr.com. followbackr is a site for those of you who are on Twitter. It’s especially useful for internet professionals and startups looking to connect better with their Twitter followers.
followbackr has just come out of a successful ‘beta’ phase. To my own surprise, the site had hundreds of sign ups without a dollar spent on advertising. These included sign ups from political speakers, South American magazines and even a hip-hop artist!
I invite you to give followbackr a look (http://followbackr.com). Send me your feedback. And if you like the site, spread the word by liking the facebook page at: http://facebook.com/followbackr
Thanks!
Saket
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US Startup Visa Proposal

The United States was known as a land of opportunity. But a recession, followed by tougher immigration norms has closed the economy significantly.

A US Startup Visa, being proposed by Senator Richard Lugar opens possibilities for win-win relationships between international entrepreneurs who can create jobs in the US and the American citizen looking for work opportunities.

More details in Vivek Wadhwa (Harvard Law School/Duke University)’s TechCrunch article: http://tcrn.ch/eJ5X40

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Death of DimDim

“Dimdim – it’s the best thing since sliced bread!”, I remember exclaiming to my partner – just two years ago. “We can now be in two different cities, hold meetings online. And for no charge (zippo, nada, free)!”

With the great find of dimdim, I would always sneer at ads from citrix talking about go2meeting, or cisco touting webex. After all, there’s something free out there, that just works.

Unfortunately, the freemium model doesn’t seem to work always. I got a¬†plaintext email shocker the other day, that said it quite simply:

Dear Customer:

Dimdim has been acquired by salesforce.com. Your free Dimdim account will remain active until March 15, 2011. After that date, you will no longer be able to access your free Dimdim account.

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for additional information.

We appreciate your understanding, and we thank you!

The Dimdim Team

That’s it. That’s how I was hit with it. I’m sure the thousands of dimdim users (millions, perhaps?), will be looking at salesforce.com as the bad guys, as accounts shut down, and the saga plays out.

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