There are a lot of fake celebrity accounts that get started on twitter, just ask Shaq (@THE_REAL_SHAQ) but if you get followed by an account called @MCHammer don’t block him or think it’s a fake account because it’s the one and only MC Hammer (http://mchammer.com) . So what is Hammer doing on twitter, well you’ll have to listen to the podcast for that, but we had the privilege to chat with the one and only Hammer himself about how long he’s been blogging, his thoughts social media and the music industry, who introduced him to twitter and more.
If you’re been wondering what Hammer has been up, Hammer is currently the co-founder of DanceJam.com a user generated dance social networking site and is still involved with the music industry. We also took a few questions via twitter and if you thought Hammer was just a rapper who made Hip Hop classics, like “U Can’t Touch This” and “Let’s get it started” then I must say that you only know maybe 5% of Hammer.
Hammer is one of the smartest entrepreneurs online today and we’re excited to have interviewed him. Take a listen.
The interview: Talk Social News Episode 17 – length 48.52 download or click to play:[audio:Talksocialnews-0017mchammer.mp3] Subscribe to podcast in iTunes:
Other segments of the podcast are:
What the blog:
Google Friend Connect (http://www.google.com/friendconnect/) vs Facebook Friend Connect (http://developers.facebook.com/connect.php)
Fail of the week:
1. Wayne Sutton, lost a podcast interview with Centernetworks.com, Allen Stern (I’m sorry man!)
2. Economy and layoffs
News this week
WordPress 2.7 – http://wordpress.org/development/
Google Chrome out of beta- http://www.google.com/chrome
UNO iPhone app – http://www.tuaw.com/2008/12/07/first-look-uno-for-iphone/
NC Startups Blog post on social media – http://idek.net/vr
PastBud, iPhone copy & paste – http://pastebud.com
twitter to friend feed contact sync – https://twitter2ff.appspot.com/
Jennifer Anderson GQ cover (Is this the best magazine cover ever?)
Also being that I lost the podcast episode with Allen Stern , please check out:
Centernetworks.com and CloudContacts
Make sure you check out the end of the podcast for a special Hammer treat and a challenge between Kipp and Wayne.
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Thanks for listening!