“Lose The Laptop” in 140 Characters or Less!


The next AT&T Lose The Laptop Challenge is upon me and it is all about Social Media. #LoseTheLaptop [99]

For my first article for the Challenge, I’m going to try something different, use only 140 or fewer characters at a time. [121]


While this 140 character requirement is only for Twitter, it actually can help a person’s writing become clearer & more concise. [128]

You have to choose words carefully, keep the context alive, communicate your point & engage your recipient. [107]

One thing that is nice about a 140 character limit is that you can quickly type out messages on a cell phone. [109]

This is part of the AT&T Lose The Laptop Challenge, using a smart phone to manage your social media instead of a laptop. [120]

Having a physical keyboard on the AT&T HTC Tilt 2 really helps me to hammer out messages much faster. [101]

Sidenote: If you are interested in all of the features of the HTC Tilt 2, see: http://bit.ly/df4JHF [99]

Using a Smartphone like the Tilt 2 instead a regular cell phone, you can participate in many other social networks. [115]

Many developers and social media sites produce applications for Windows Mobile to allow you to engage w/ people on the go. [122]

A Smartphone like the Tilt 2 enables you to be social wherever you are, whenever you feel like it, almost without thinking. [123]

Using a Smartphone, you can have all types of Social Conversations via: applications, email, texting and even (gasp) calling someone! [133]

So vote for me! Leave a “social” comment on my post! And, let me know how you use Social Media on your phone. [109]

By voting, you could win $200 in AT&T Gift Cards & 2 HTC Tilt 2 Phones! 1 for you & one for your Social Buddy! [110]


And yes, all of these lines above were 140 characters or less. See the character count in brackets! So Tweet ‘em! [113]

Disclosure: I have a material connection because I received a gift/sample of a product for consideration in preparing to write this content. [140]

I was/am not expected to return this item or gift after my review period. More information can be found in my About page as well as here. [137]

More information about the “Lose the Laptop” program is available here. [71]

HTD says: Please vote for me in the AT&T Lose The Laptop Challenge at: http://bit.ly/bWkBjQ & You Could Win too! [112]


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