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Tips For Using Twitter to Grow Your Business

by Holly Robinson May 26, 2014 9:37 PM
If your self storage facility is part of a national chain or run by a large self storage management company, that chain or company probably has people who take care of the social media aspect of your business. But, what if you are a smaller operation? What if your storage business is fairly small and there isn’t someone who has a specific job that handles social media? [More]

Twitter Overcapacity After Elections: Will Twitter Survive the World Cup?

by John Stevens June 9, 2010 4:35 PM
“Stupid whale,” came through one tweet after another this morning. Twitter, the social networking site which is being increasingly relied on by self storage operators as a marketing and communication tool, was overcapacity. Users who tried to access the site were treated to a “fail whale,” an image of Twitter’s symbolic whale, being carried by eight tiny orange birds, instead. The company disabled some of its features, such as Twitter Search, hovercards, photo uploads, web sidebar data, and RSS feeds this morning in order to allow some traffic onto the site. Some prognosticators argued that Twitter had been overloaded by post-election tweets. But if a few elections were enough to disable Twitter, will Twitter survive the upcoming World Cup? [More]

Keith Urban and Brad Paisley Lose Equipment to Flooded Nashville Storage Facility

by Tony Gonzalez May 7, 2010 1:44 PM
Some of the worst of the Nashville flooding this week has hit Soundcheck Nashville, a storage and rehearsal space relied upon by many prominent country musicians. Some musicians, including Brad Paisley and Keith Urban, have lost most of their touring equipment and many of their guitars.

"I sent a Tweet the other day that basically told people that when they come to the show just know that what you're seeing has been fully tested under water," Paisley commented jokingly to an Associated Press interviewer on Wednesday. His H2O tour is scheduled to begin in two weeks in Virginia Beach, Virginia. "You're talking about total cred. This is the H2O tour. This isn't posers acting like we know about it. We've done it, buddy." Almost all of Paisley's touring equipment was underwater, although one exception was the 1952 Fender Telecaster, painted in a paisley pattern, which is his trademark. But Paisley is determined to start his tour on time. "My guitar tech is spending like a broker on the stock exchange floor," he said. [More]