Posts Tagged ‘brookline’

Twitter Feedback Applications

January 28, 2009 Leave a comment

This evening we launched our latest Twitter application for BostonTweet. BostonTweet provides real time Twitter updates about entertainment, promotions, crowds, menus & discounts at local Boston restaurants, bars, stores & venues. With our new application followers of BostonTweet (both Twitter and non-Twitter) can view, search and read the reviews and replies about Boston food and entertainment.

As I previously wrote in Corporate Messaging & Customer Feedback Applications these applications are available for customization for corporations, restaurants, websites, radio stations and any business who wants instant feedback on their product and services.

BostonTweet has been active for just over a month now with close to 2,000 followers and many great conversations.  To follow BostonTweet visit Twitter, to view some of our  previous conversations visit the links below.


Going Local in Boston

December 8, 2008 2 comments

Over the weekend we launched BostonTweet which provides real time Twitter updates about entertainment, promotions, crowds, menus & discounts at local Boston restaurants, bars, stores & venues. BostonTweet is a way for local business to stay connected with their customers via social media and messaging.

BostonTweet is categorized according to local cities (Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Cambridge & Somerville), hoods (Allston, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Brookline Village, Central Square, Cleveland Circle, Coolidge Corner, Davis Square, Downtown Boston, Faneuil Hall, Fenway, Harvard Square, Inman Square, Jamaica Plain, Kenmore, North End, Porter Square, South End, Southie, Union Square & Washington Square) & @Replies.

Updates are broadcast to Twitter followers, Twitter search, Google, mobile phones, syndication feeds, blogs, and of course For local Boston businesses they can use BostonTweet to affordable and instantly connect with current and future customers.

Boston Events

November 30, 2008 Leave a comment


Over the weekend Paul Yeaton of Fortunate13 and I were busy developing BostonTweet. The technology has been finalized, but we’re still working on the design. We hope to have the app launched within a few days.  

For now follow BostonTweet on Twitter!

BostonTweet: real time Twitter updates about entertainment, promotions, crowds, events, menus & discounts at local Boston restaurants, bars stores & venues.

Tweet the Scoop: Have the scope on a local Boston hotspot? Email, text (617-947-8071) or @Reply us happenings in Boston.

Boston Business: Connect with your customers and promote your business. Email, text or call 617-947-8071.

BostonTweet will cover Boston Events in Boston, Cambridge & Brookline. Each region will be categorized according to the following neighborhoods:

Boston: South End, North End, Back Bay, Kenmore, Downtown Boston, Beacon Hill, Allston, Brighton, Jamaica Plain, 

Cambridge: Harvard Square, Porter Square, Davis Square, Central Square

Brookline: Washington Square, Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village

Stay current on all the latest postings on BostonTweet by adding the follow code to your website. 

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Boston Restaurants, Bars, Stores & Entertainment – BostonTweet

November 26, 2008 Leave a comment
BostonTweet Logo


Over the next week TOKiBiz, in partnership with Fortunate13, will be launching BostonTweet. BostonTweet is an online platform for info about about specials, menus, entertainment, promotions & discounts at local Cambridge, Boston and Brookline restaurants, bars, stores & venues.

BostonTweet utilizes Twitter to broadcast to Twitter followers, Twitter search, mobile phones, Google, syndication feeds, blogs, and of course  

If you have the scoop on a local event either email BostonTweet at or leave an @Reply or DM to @BostonTweet on Twitter. We’ll then broadcast it to our followers, syndication, blogs and

If you’re a local Boston business and want to utilize social media & messaging to promote your business then contact BostonTweet at or 617-947-8071.

BostonTweet will be categorized according to Boston, Brookline & Cambridge neighborhoods. To commence these neighborhoods include:

  • Brookline: Washington Square, Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village
  • Cambridge: Harvard Square, Davis Square, Central Square, Porter Square
  • Boston: Back Bay, Beacon Hill, South End, North End, Southie, Kenmore, Downtown, Brighton, Allston

If you’re neighborhood isn’t included that doesn’t mean you can’t tweet us with updates – they’ll still be posted under our citywide listings.

Twitter Acquires Values of N

November 25, 2008 Leave a comment

Techcrunch and the Values of n blog has announced that Twitter has purchased the Portland, OR based company. Values of n is the developer of Stikkit and I Want Sandy. In his blog post entitled “A fork in the road” Rael Dornfest says:

While the company and services will be shutting down, Stikkit and Sandy’s DNA will live on; the intellectual property behind both has been acquired by Twitter, Inc. While Twitter has no immediate plans to incorporate Sandy or Stikkit’s feature sets into its core product, those who know our apps well may notice familiar-feeling bits and bobs appearing in your Twitter experience.

The third tine of this fork is me: I have taken an engineering position in the User Experience group at Twitter. I started consulting there a few months ago, and fell in love with the team, their way of thinking about things, and of course the product (my Twitter user id is in the low 100s). It turns out we worked incredibly well together, the feeling was mutual, and they pulled me in as a permanent member of the team.

@TOKiBiz will be releasing a local Boston Twitter application over the next week serving local restaurants, bars and entertainment. If you’re a local Boston business owner please contact us for social media & messaging marketing opportunities.

Bizak’s Revenue & Business Model

September 11, 2008 Leave a comment

Here is another slide from Vencorp’s Mashable Startup Showdown.  This video is a bit longer at 2:49 and this time around I’m discussing (in detail) Bizak’s current revenue model.  The discussion also talks about our plans to syndicate our data via XML (available soon for $4,000/month) and the integration of professional consulting services for both startups and investors.

For the high quality version of this video please click here.


September 11, 2008 Leave a comment

I’ve recently received a few emails asking if TOKiBiz, Inc. works with corporations in addition to our work with startups?  The answer is a resounding yes!  

Corporations are obviously a different beast than startups but both can benefit from an outside, experienced perspective on the integration of Web 2.0 into their business.  With corporations we tend to focus on new applications that can complement or add to their current business.  Anything from the integration of a social network for employees and/customers to strategizing the integration of their data into a more web friendly subscription model platform.

I tend to prefer working with people face to face so if you’re located in the Boston metro please feel free to call me (617-947-8071) so we can book a meeting.