If you don’t know who Martin Zwilling is and are either interested in starting a business or have a startup in progress, you should be following Martin either on his blog, Startup Professional Musings, or on Twitter. Martin is a veteran startup mentor, executive, blogger, author, tech professional, and angel investor. Today he wrote the following excellent post for The Business Insider :
Who knew that Idealab founder Bill Gross has a blog? I didn’t and I have had a technology crush on Gross since he founded Idealab back in 1996 to “create and operate pioneering technology companies.” Gross has been blogging since 2008 and his most current entry “Ted 2010 in 100 Tweets” provides readers with an insider look at the feel of the conference.
This has been a busy week for Gross. On Monday Idealab’s company Tweetup announced a new Twitter marketplace designed to showcase the world’s best tweeters and enable them to grow a highly targeted following. According to Gross:
“Twitter has such tremendous potential as a real-time information network far beyond what has been realized to date. For most people, though, 80% or more of the tweets that fly by them when they’re searching for something are useless noise. For serious tweeters, the task of attracting interested and relevant followers is equally daunting. TweetUp will change all of that.”
TweetUp is just another example of Gross leading with innovation.