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Posted 01 - August - 2011 - James Peter @zemaj
As a startup, one of the main problems we face is bringing in new users to our products cheaply. Arguably it’s our only problem - once we’ve got the execution down and found a successful product that people will pay money for, all we need is more, more and more users to make our product successful. Easy, right?

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Unfortunately when you run a Freemium model design to convert a tiny percentage of users, the cost of user acquisition can be too high through traditional channels. Sure we could put up some adwords, but at 50c per user, we’d have to pay $500 per day to bring in 1000 new users daily. For us this cost is too high - our conversion rates on ManageFlitter are designed to be low in order to maintain...
Posted 19 - July - 2011 - Kevin Garber @ke_ga

Popular web applications CheckDog, ManageFlitter, EmailSociety and TourCow now have a new home - 89n.

We are based in Sydney, Australia but have world-wide appeal. By taking unique approaches to solving real-world problems we create LIFE out of binary.

Our apps range from tools for Twitter account management to real-time online content proof-checking for editors, an ever-growing stream of email newsletters to a smart website tour system. Soon we will have even more and we are always looking to make things better.

89n is co-founded by Kevin Garber - an Australian (ex-African) entrepreneur who likes yoga, tofu and shooting staff members with lasers (seriously), and James Peter - a man whose brain has most-likely been sent back from the future and augmented with...

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Posted 30 - June - 2011 - Kevin Garber @ke_ga

A small subset of ManageFlitter users are currently experiencing issues with logging in and general time-out issues when connecting ManageFlitter to your Twitter account. We are aware of this problem and have been working around the clock on a solution. The sheer volume of people using the system is affecting its usability. We are doing our best to scale up and fix these issues. In the past week we have added 8 new front end servers and improved the throughput on our request queue (unfollows being sent to Twitter) by 10x. We are now re-writing various parts of the MF structure to get everything under control and put in redundancy for future scaling problems. Of course the process of doing this while not affecting our current users too much is a delicate operation. Kind of like doing work on four lanes of a six-lane freeway; there's going to be traffic affected. Please bear with us while we work towards a solution. Not every account will be trouble-free, but the majority of you...

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Posted 30 - June - 2011 - Kevin Garber @ke_ga
Um pequeno grupo de usuários do ManageFlitter estão atualmente enfrentando problemas de time-out no carregamento de suas informacoes ao conectar ManageFlitter a sua conta de Twitter. Estamos cientes desse problema e estamos trabalhando contra o relógio em uma solução. O grande volume de pessoas que utilizam o sistema está afetando a sua estabilidade. Estamos fazendo nosso melhor para dimensionar e corrigir esses problemas. Na semana passada nós adicionamos 8 novos servidores de ponta e melhoramos o rendimento em nossa fila de solicitação (unfollows sendo enviados para Twitter)em 10x. Estamos agora re-escrevendo várias partes da estrutura do ManageFlitter para ter tudo sob controle e colocarmos em redundância para problemas de escalonamento futuro. Claro que este processo é uma operação delicada. E como fazer um reparo em uma pista de quatro faixas tendo que ser reduzida para duas; o trafigo vai ser afetado. Solicitamos a sua paciencia enquanto trabalhamos em uma solução. Nem todas...
EmailSociety  - Website   Twitter
Posted 30 - May - 2011 - Kevin Garber @ke_ga

EmailSociety provides a twitter-like stream of the top global brands' email newsletters. EmailSociety provides an easy-to-use, searchable archive of hundreds of email newsletters; currently nearly 200 newsletters are received and archived regularly. Over time this number will increase. 

EmailSociety helps to clear out your personal inbox of marketing emails while still giving you access to the information you want. The stream can be viewed by most recent, highest rated or most viewed. 

In addition by logging with your Facebook or Twitter account you can "follow" newsletters of your choice and create a custom stream. 

Who is EmailSociety aimed at? 

EmailSociety is useful for online marketing managers who would like an easy way of keeping up to date...

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Posted 11 - May - 2011 - Kevin Garber @ke_ga

ManageFlitter has been nominated for the Australian Anthill SMART 100 index.

As a tech-passionate Australian company, we aim to be the greatest at what we do, and ManageFlitter has undoubtedly become one of the best tools for managing your Twitter followers, finding new followers and keeping your Twitter list clean.

But while we work on the good stuff that's inside the business, we need your help in getting the word out outside the business!

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Posted 03 - May - 2011 - Kevin Garber @ke_ga

Hi everyone!

A couple of days ago, Twitter changed the look of the page that appears when you allow an app to connect to your Twitter account - the authentication page.

This has raised a few questions for people as it now explicitly states:


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Posted 19 - April - 2011 - Kevin Garber @ke_ga

Firstly a BIG thank you to everyone who entered the "Help Dain" competition we ran recently.


We had hundreds of entries and Dain actually shed a tear from the response - believing that you all cared about him (we didn't shatter his bubble by telling him that you were all entering just for the Pro+ accounts).


After sitting down...
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Posted 04 - April - 2011 - Kevin Garber @ke_ga

Unfortunately we are currently having problems accepting payments via PayPal.

Our account has been temporarily limited. PayPal have confirmed confirmed that they have all the documentation needed to remove this limitation, although they have been confirming this with us for over a week...

We have been told the limitation will be lifted within 24 hours. Until our account is restored you will not be able to upgrade to a Pro account.

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Posted 14 - March - 2011 - Kevin Garber @ke_ga

Ever since releasing Pro+ accounts last month we’ve been hard at work inventing, coding, featurising, installing, testing and forever twirling, twirling.

Why? Because even though ManageFlitter is good, nay, awesome...