Guide to #MBteamS Victory
Full text available at http://mbteams.com/participate/
#MBtweetrace Prototype Test 2 “That’s Close”
Official Site: http://www.mbtweetrace.com/mercedes/prototype/
This effort needs to be coordinated for us to move this vehicle. That said, there are a few details that our supporters, both Twitter ninjas and Twitter newbies, need to know. This is still a draft. Please use the comments below to ask for questions, clarification, etc.
1. What You Need
You need a Twitter account. http://twitter.com.
You need to follow @tsand on Twitter. http://twitter.com/tsand.
If you don’t, can’t, won’t do the Twitter thing, skip down to “Following #MBteamS Online” below. We understand. There are other ways to play.
2. Tweet Fuel
We receive 1 unit of Tweet Fuel each time #MBteamS shows up on Twitter during race hours.
Example: I am cheering for #MBteamS.
We receive 3 units of Tweet Fuel if you re-tweet something that @tsand puts on Twitter during race hours.
Example: RT @tsand I may hire my Co-Driver to be my life coach after this trip. #MBteamS
Many Twitter applications, including the Twitter website itself, have a handy “Retweet” button. This “Retweet” button is poison. Unless you know what you are doing, it’s always better to manually retweet by typing in…
RT @tsand I may hire my Co-Driver to by my life coach after this trip. #MBteamS
*UNDERSTANDING HOW TO RETWEET PROPERLY IS A HUGE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE*
A. Our primary challenge is to keep the car filled with Tweet Fuel. This requires you, the Pit Crew, to be typing #MBteamS into Twitter (1 point) and re-tweeting @tsand (3 points). It’s our job to do fun things along the way in order to keep things interesting.
B. Mercedes-Benz will be issuing challenges to both Todd and I in the car as well as challenges for our Pit Crew to participate in. We won’t know what these are until we hit the road. Follow @tsand at http://twitter.com/tsand for the latest on the challenges and how you can help.
Understanding timing is key. We only accumulate Tweet Fuel during race hours. There is a 30 minute “Fuel Up” period each morning that will be critical as we start each day with no fuel. Note: We also “burn” Tweet Fuel on our travel, meaning that we’ll need a nice stream of tweets throughout the day to keep us moving. We will be stopped if we run out of Tweet Fuel.
Wednesday, February 2
Fuel Up: 7:30am – 8:00am PST. (8:30 MST, 9:30 CST, 10:30 EST)
Race: 8:00am PST. (9:00 MST, 10:00 CST, 11:00 EST)
Thursday, February 3
Fuel Up: 7:30 – 8:00am MST. (6:30 PST, 8:30 CST, 9:30 EST)
Race: 8:00am MST. (7:00 PST, 9:00 CST, 10:00 EST)
Friday, February 4
Fuel Up: 6:30am – 7:00am MST. (5:30 PST, 7:30 CST, 8:30 EST)
Race: 7:00am MST. (6:00 PST, 8:00 CST, 9:00 EST)
5. Following #MBteamS Online
Follow Todd Sanders on Twitter. Twitter #MBteamS: http://twitter.com/#!/search/%23MBteamS
See everything that everybody is saying about #MBteamS on Twitter.
We are pushing fun pre-race stuff here for people to play with.
This is a place to tie together many different pieces and parts associated with this adventure.
St. Jude: http://fundraising.stjude.org
We have a site with St. Jude where we are trying to raise an additional $5,000 for our charity. St. Jude received $25,000 for our participation and another $20,000 if we win this thing.
Spread it. Include #MBteamS in your Tweets