Use Twitter or FriendFeed and win a new Seagate Drive

Disclaimer: Seagate is one of my sponsors and this post is part of that sponsorship.

Next week Seagate will announce some new hard drives on Tuesday — they are pretty cool drives, I got a preview under embargo that’ll run on Tuesday, September 16th 2008, on FastCompanyTV. Bill Watkins, CEO, will ring the bell at NASDAQ. But here’s a way you can win one of these new drives by doing nothing but using FriendFeed or Twitter.

On Tuesday at noon Eastern I’ll be standing by the Kodak sign in New York City’s Times Square (on side of Marriott Marquis hotel). I’ll have 20 drives. First 20 people to show me what Twitter or FriendFeed account they learned about the contest from will win a drive. So that’s one way you’ll win a drive, but that requires you to be in Times Square on Tuesday at noon. Not that easy for most of you.

But, not only will those 20 people win drives, but the 20 people who they learned about the contest from will also win a drive (we’ll send those to you).

All you need to do is Twitter or FriendFeed about the contest, tell your friends who’ll be in New York on Tuesday to come by and pick up a drive and you’ll win a drive too (these are cool drives, by the way, more about them on Tuesday).

Oh, and what happens if one of the 20 say they learned about the contest from me? Well, we’ll put that drive in a pool and randomly give it away to someone who Twittered or FriendFeeded about it.

Why only Twitter or FriendFeed? Because they both have great search engines that we can use to track your Tweets or FF items.

Make sure you include the word “Seagate” in your post. Also, yes, lawyers are involved and Seagate will have some rules and regulations up shortly and I’ll link to those on Monday.

Some ideas to help you win? If you have friends in NYC, make sure they know about the contest. Blog about your Tweet/FF item. Digg your Tweet/FF. Email your Tweet/FF around.

Any questions?

88 thoughts on “Use Twitter or FriendFeed and win a new Seagate Drive

  1. As of now, at $11.96 down 9.19%….heh, and only 96 cents off the 52 week low. The after-hours shuffling getting a kick up back to the old last week low, but I predict another drop, even on overall market conditions, plus the Samsung / SanDisk moves are eating up the news cycle. Their FreeAgent Part 2 (or really copycat WDC) announcement was a dud. They look like WDC Passports, guess that brown and orange monstrosity had to finally go.

    Oh, WDC up 66 cents a share.

    Told yah so. Told yah so.

  2. As of now, at $11.96 down 9.19%….heh, and only 96 cents off the 52 week low. The after-hours shuffling getting a kick up back to the old last week low, but I predict another drop, even on overall market conditions, plus the Samsung / SanDisk moves are eating up the news cycle. Their FreeAgent Part 2 (or really copycat WDC) announcement was a dud. They look like WDC Passports, guess that brown and orange monstrosity had to finally go.

    Oh, WDC up 66 cents a share.

    Told yah so. Told yah so.

  3. Robert,

    Nice meeting you today, and thanks for having a couple of extra drives for the people that got there on time but were just past the 20 mark.

  4. Robert,

    Nice meeting you today, and thanks for having a couple of extra drives for the people that got there on time but were just past the 20 mark.

  5. Well my friend ruthie06 was lucky enough to get one….However she was 23rd so she gets free stuff and I get pride. O well. Still a cool contest and glad my friend got some free stuff! Thanks. But if you have some extras I am on twitter at @pfrazier. :)

  6. Well my friend ruthie06 was lucky enough to get one….However she was 23rd so she gets free stuff and I get pride. O well. Still a cool contest and glad my friend got some free stuff! Thanks. But if you have some extras I am on twitter at @pfrazier. :)

  7. Robert, echoing Shashi above, you should edit your post to indicate WHICH TUESDAY you ask people to meet you. Else, with this posting available forever, people will be clamoring to Times Square every week.

  8. Robert, echoing Shashi above, you should edit your post to indicate WHICH TUESDAY you ask people to meet you. Else, with this posting available forever, people will be clamoring to Times Square every week.

  9. Hey Robert!

    I don’t know why everybody has to get so upset over this, maybe because it’s been a while since they last got to complain. Yeah, it’s a marketing ploy, but you’re not being dishonest about it. I think its a great way to generate buzz and hopefully at least 20 of your fans and 20 of their friends will make out with a swell new toy. I don’t see how anyone is getting hurt…

    I hope to be one of the first to see you on Tuesday, because I’m taking a free train ride in (Thanks, NJ Transit’s Free Transit for Students Week) for a free hard drive! Worst case scenario: I lose a couple hours out of my Tuesday and get to eat some Famous Ray’s pizza. No harm, no foul.

    Quick question: should I bring my own anti-static bag? :p

  10. Hey Robert!

    I don’t know why everybody has to get so upset over this, maybe because it’s been a while since they last got to complain. Yeah, it’s a marketing ploy, but you’re not being dishonest about it. I think its a great way to generate buzz and hopefully at least 20 of your fans and 20 of their friends will make out with a swell new toy. I don’t see how anyone is getting hurt…

    I hope to be one of the first to see you on Tuesday, because I’m taking a free train ride in (Thanks, NJ Transit’s Free Transit for Students Week) for a free hard drive! Worst case scenario: I lose a couple hours out of my Tuesday and get to eat some Famous Ray’s pizza. No harm, no foul.

    Quick question: should I bring my own anti-static bag? :p

  11. Gregg: if you are the first of 20 people in NY to see me and show me your cell phone, or print out of the twitter or friendfeed message you learned about the contest from, you’ll get a drive. That’s simple.

    Now, if you are one of the 20 who the winners show me on their cell phone or print out, you too will win a drive.

    Not too hard to figure out.

    See ya Tuesday at noon.

  12. Gregg: if you are the first of 20 people in NY to see me and show me your cell phone, or print out of the twitter or friendfeed message you learned about the contest from, you’ll get a drive. That’s simple.

    Now, if you are one of the 20 who the winners show me on their cell phone or print out, you too will win a drive.

    Not too hard to figure out.

    See ya Tuesday at noon.

  13. “Seagate is our sponsor. If we plug them once in a while it’s not a big deal. Wouldn’t you?” -Rocky

    Yeah it’s OK, thank them, but don’t pull this viral marketing hype creation crap. Just say they have a new product coming out and you are giving away some. I don’t like this abuse of these services just to advertise something. I hope your credibility goes down like it should.

  14. “Seagate is our sponsor. If we plug them once in a while it’s not a big deal. Wouldn’t you?” -Rocky

    Yeah it’s OK, thank them, but don’t pull this viral marketing hype creation crap. Just say they have a new product coming out and you are giving away some. I don’t like this abuse of these services just to advertise something. I hope your credibility goes down like it should.

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