500 Twitter Followers: We (Finally) Have a Winner

Filed in Site News by Matt McGee on June 22, 2008 7 Comments

500 followers on TwitterA couple alert friends emailed me over the weekend to point out that I now have 500+ followers on Twitter. This normally wouldn’t be worth a blog post, except for that Twitter for charity contest I’ve been having with Jeff Quipp of Search Engine People. Yeah, remember that one?

It’s with great pleasure that I share the image at right, showing my Twitter home page with its 500 followers. w00t! This means that Jeff and I will each donate $250 to the charity of my choice, which is the African Well Fund, a charity started years ago by some friends of mine with the goal of building wells to bring clean water to Africa.

Bonus: Will Scott of Search Influence and Li Evans of Key Relevance also chipped in donations of their own, so the AWF will be getting a total of $800 from our little contest. Nice!

Thanks to all who helped by adding Jeff or me to your Twitter follow list. Special thanks to Shavar Ross (@Shavar) for being my 500th follower!

If you want to follow any of the four Twitterers who are donating money from this contest, here are the links: @jquipp (Jeff), @w2scott (Will), @storyspinner (Li), and @mattmcgee.

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  1. Eric Lander says:

    Congratulations Matt, and also to the African Well Fund. It’s a great thing what you and Quipp did.

  2. David Temple says:

    Congrats one and all, it’s great to see these type of contests. I’m in for the next one.

  3. Will Scott says:

    No offense to Jeff, but I always knew I was backing a winner.

    Great job, and great way to highlight a great cause.

    Just glad to be able to help out.

    All the best,

  4. David Mihm says:

    Congrats on the win, Matt! Never a doubt in my mind–that guy Quipp had no idea what he was in for 🙂

    Echoing David Temple, it’s so great to see SEO used for higher purposes 😀

  5. Matt McGee says:

    Hey – thanks guys. Much appreciated. It was fun, and after almost two months, I can say I’m glad to be on Twitter with you all. 🙂

  6. Did you block spam-followers who follow thousands of people or not? If not, making you donate $800, was probably the first good thing done by a spam-follower ever 😀

  7. Beau says:

    WoW 500 followers in 2 months. I only got 1100 on my first account in the first week. But nice donation

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