Sunday Links

Twitter. You have all heard me mention it here on the site at various times. It’s really a great tool with connecting to other cigar enthusiasts as well as other interests you might have. The one big problem is that you only get 140 characters per posting. When your as opinionated as I can  be sometimes these 140 characters can bite you in the ass. I am the type of person who wants to be loved by everyone and not hated by anyone. I am sure along the way I have stepped on some toes, but those who know me know who I really am. Words must be chosen wisely.

When I first joined twitter I really wasn’t looking to make some friendships that have crossed over from twitter to real life. Originally I was just looking to increase the reach of this website. I am sure when certain cigar companies joined twitter it was strictly to promote cigars. But along the way you manage to connect with people even with 140 characters. Some cigar companies have really utilized twitter to build relationships with the cigar community. Some of these companies are CAO Cigars (@caocigars), illusione (@vudu9) Nat Sherman (@natsherman_intl) and Tatuaje Cigars (@tatuajecigars).

Then there are companies which I was going to name here, but I decided to take the high road. While I was a fan of the cigar, whoever handles there twitter account is often drunk, and abusive and this is not the way to win over fans and customers. But now I can no longer support this brand with my hard earned dollars. As I said before, 140 characters can bite you in the ass.

If you are on Twitter feel free to add me, I use the name @nyisles

The Sunday Links…

  • Casas Fumando gives us a take on the Diesel Unholy Cocktail which is a stick I never heard of before twitter.
  • Fire Up That Cigar has a review of the CAO MX2 Box Press.
  • Stogie Review has a great article of Cigar Pairing written by @thecigarchick who is a true cigar aficionado.
  • Toms Cigars has a review of the Padron Family Reserve 45 Years which was named cigar of a year by a major magazine.

Til next time, smoke em if you got em!

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  • Tony Ricciardi

    You can take the high road, but I won’t. Padilla really needs to look at their Social Media plan. Picking fights with other manufacturers and insulting fellow twitter users is not a very sound strategy.

  • jitzy

    I hate to disagree Barry but your wrong, it’s 140 characters not 143. LOL

  • Barry

    Thanks Jitzy, post is now edited to reflect what you pointed out.

  • CigarsThomas

    you offend me daily with your tweets…..j/k

    i agree with you. you might as well of posted the name, only one person on twitter who does that. I’m not so sure if he “offends me” but I do know he takes the “class” away from the “cigars”…….

  • Matthew

    It is fascinating to me how one method of communication can be a major promoter for one company while harming another. CAO, in my opinion, uses Twitter the most effectively, with contests, personal pictures, news of new blends being tasted, etc. On the other hand, for the company that fails at this, it is unfortunate; we’ve reviewed two of their cigars and like their products, but the antics made public on a daily basis, with classless pictures and cross words, it is just unfortunate…

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