After spending five years (from 2005 to 2010) updating Somewhat Frank day and night covering the tech beat, web 2.0 and social media booms I decided in 2010 it was time to redirect all my editorial and writing energy to grow Tech Cocktail into a full-fledge media company. This move coincided with deciding to dive off the entrepreneurial diving board and quit my day job building social networking and personalization products for millions at Aol to go all in on my own ventures - life is too short not to.
It was a great run for Somewhat Frank which was mainly a one man army. At the height of Somewhat Frank's prominence it was rated a top Web 2.0 blog along with the likes of Tech Crunch, Read Write Web, Mashable and CenterNetworks. Somewhat Frank was even referenced in Gary Vaynerchuk's NYTimes best selling book Crush It, on page 86 - and in Gary's rap video. I am proud of what Somewhat Frank was able to accomplish rolling solo. At it's height, Somewhat Frank had over 160,000 RSS and email subscribers. But it was hard to keep things going single handed so I've decided to focus on building a great team at Tech Cocktail.
What's my mission? To build Tech Cocktail into a must read hyperlocal, tech focused media powerhouse. Tech Cocktail is a literal "cocktail' of startup tech events, news and resources. Tech Cocktail also tours the country showcasing the latest tech innovations and ecosystems. I hope that you all come on over to Tech Cocktail and signup for our updates because I think you will really enjoy it. You can do so below by entering your email address or by clicking the Facebook connect button to signup.
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