Back in July of 2013. I started using Twitter to try to help sell my book, Alphabet Success. (A story about success built around my last business). In an effort to keep things interesting, I scheduled a fair number of tweets. One thing became clear very quickly: scheduling tweets took an incredible amount of time.
Much of what I was tweeting was “evergreen” and wouldn't change much over time, so I ended up scheduling things repeatedly over the course of a month. However, it had to be done, and it was better than sitting in front of the computer doing it “live”. But the thought stuck in my mind: “There's got to be a better way”.
Finally, on November 7, 2013, I asked my friend and long-time colleague Len Sixt, if he wanted to develop a Twitter™ app for me. At this point there was no thought of marketing the tool as a product. I just wanted a tool to save me the time of scheduling tweets. Even though the app was pretty expensive as a private toy, I figured it saved me hiring someone to schedule things on my behalf.
By January 2014, a “baby” Social Jukebox was born, I had some basic functions to use, and it automatically saved me a ton of time. So we just kept plowing away, and improving the program. Over the next few months I would occasionally mention it to people. They seemed intrigued.
Then at the end of January, 2015, we finally said, why not? So we pushed the app out into the market. Quietly, but “out” nonetheless. The response was wonderful. People liked it. We've had some more work to do, as with most projects, but the overall consensus was quite positive.
After a very successful free trial when over 30,000 users signed up, we decided to launch a paid version. Over 1,500 users took advantage of the new offering over the next few months.
While we were delighted with the success of the product, nothing stands still. So in early 2016 plans began to launch Social Jukebox with posting to Facebook and LinkedIn, in addition to Twitter. As these plans progressed Len made a decision to move forward with his retirement. He knew the product would only continue to grow and wanted to step to the side to allow a development team take over the coding for the product.
In July of 2016, beta testing of Social Jukebox began. In spite of some inevitable glitches, the initial users were pleased with the product. The current product was rolled out to all users in August of 2016.
We were not the most likely app development duo. With a combined age of just under 120 years, we were prehistoric life forms in the software development world. But we had some history in this field. In fact, Len is the first person I worked for when I graduated college. We worked together in technology back when personal computers were still something new, and I was selling the software that he wrote.
But the internet was a very dark place back in the 80s. Social media was nowhere in sight.
That's our very brief history. We hope you'll become part of it. Let us help you make your social media life easier and more enjoyable. In either event, thanks for stopping by.
Tim Fargo and Len Sixt – The Ancient Ones. :-)
ABOUT Social Jukebox:
You're probably busy. Most of us are. Scheduling social media posts is very time consuming. Plus you have to remember when you last sent a particular piece of content. It's tiring just thinking about it. That’s why we developed Social Jukebox. To liberate you from the drudgery.
Social Jukebox will eliminate the need to continually schedule your posts, and manage your content. It's all right at your fingertips. Once you turn on your jukebox, it posts for you. Automatically. No more wasted time. How's that for good news?
JUKE BOXES: You're going to love your Jukeboxes. You load one with content , figure out how often you'd like it to tweet, and then turn it on. With each Jukebox, you can store thousands of Tweets and set them up with our scheduling software. You can send tweets from one to over a 100 times per day. Plus your scheduling is flexible, allowing you to set different schedules for each day of the week. When it runs out of tweets, your Jukebox will turn over like an hourglass and keep tweeting. This is also completely automatic. You don't have to touch a thing. (PS - to make it super easy to start out, we even give you a FREE Jukebox with 200 quotes for you to try out.) To get started you can use a free account which allows you two jukeboxes and up to 300 stored jukebox tweets as well as 5 stored Targeted Posts. Plus you can thank up to 50 of your top interactors. All for free. (Free accounts are limited to five tweets and one post daily on Twitter and Facebook) If you like Social Jukebox, you can easily upgrade to one of our turbo charged plans here.
TARGETED POSTS: Have a message you want to repeat a few times to ensure your followers see it? Want to have a birthday message that tweets once a year? This is where it happens. Scheduled tweets are those that you want to send out on a specific date and, or frequency. By scheduling your tweet, you can get your information out to your followers daily, weekly, or several times each day. You'll find our scheduled tweet engine to be very flexible to fit virtually any requirement.
THANK YOU TWEETS: When a user mentions you, where we come from it is common to "thank" them. Using our Thank You Tweet tool, you automatically thank up to 50 people for their interaction every Friday. Your jukebox system will thank the top Twitter™ users that mentioned you during the week. This feature is automatic, you don't have to do anything. Yes, that's right, more free time. Woohoo!
MENTIONS DATABASE: Your Social Jukebox will collect all "mentions" of your Twitter™ 24/7 automatically . We capture every mention and store it in your own database. You'll be able to see mentions over time in a graph format, see who your top "promoters" are using two different metrics (volume and reach). Did we mention it's automatic?
MORE TO COME: Social Jukebox might be new, but we're sure that our initial "tool kit" is well worth investing your time in. Social Jukebox is a "living" application and we promise to continually enhance and improve it to make your life easier. We encourage your suggestions on how we can make Social Jukebox the best it can be.
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