Like 50 is the new 30, Twitter is the new talking. And here's yet another story about how one tweet put something into motion, so that a former venture capitalist is now spending his afternoon working the fryer at Spud Bros., located at 2010 10th Street in Boulder:
Brad Feld is an entrepreneur, the co-founder of the Foundry Group, a venture capitalist firm. But he was also once a lowly employee at a restaurant in Dallas called Potatoes, Etc.
Feld, a frequent Twitter-er, was rehashing his past life, telling his Tweeps how he'd been fired from Potatoes, Etc. ages ago. Well, Spud Bros., which is staffed by more devoted Tweeters, saw that specific Twit and decided to offer Feld a temporary job -- say, from noon to 2 p.m. today!
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"Spud Bros. offered to let Brad come work for them for a day, promising not to fire him, like his last job in the potato industry," says Spud spokesman Lauren Preston. "Brad agreed, as long as 50 percent of the proceeds went to the Community Foundation, also in Boulder. Spud Bros. agreed without hesitation, and thus we have the Brad Feld Guest Chef Event!"
And it wouldn't have happened without Twitter. "It is cool to see what the power of Twitter has done for this event, which really took off from a single Tweet," she adds. "It looks like it is shaping up to be a big success..."
You can bet I'll be there for some of the Spud Bros.'s signature fries. How Tweet it is!