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26May, 10

This blog post started 3 weeks ago when one of my friends was talking to me on gChat and told me that he just got the elusive i-Pad and that it was the single best piece of technology that he has ever bought.  I did not have an iPad, or the Cash to blow on one.

Now 3 weeks later, I wanted to try something new.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve heard a lot of people talking to me about ipads recently.  I was curious so for my facebook status, I asked my friends what they thought about the product.   I didn’t expect this to happen, but I created my own review, based on my personal network of the iPad.   I actually have to say it was one of the best reviews I’ve ever read, and it was free.  One person was even motivated to share a video review on her wall of the product.  It was pretty cool that within 48 hours the iPad came to life.

I saw the iPad in the store today, and I’m going to wait on buying one; I want more storage space.   You can try this technique too, want to purchase something, use your facebook wall to connect with people and learn more about something you may want.  Then decide.   I found this extremely helpful, and it also gave the idea for this blog post.  See, you can even leverage facebook to create blog posts.  Its that simple.

I learned something new. The ipad can help people close more sales. Awesome. I'm all for that!

And a second round of reviews came in.

I think this site looks pretty snazy on an iPad.

My conclusion on ipads, they really are extremely cool and fun to use.  I played with one for a few minutes at best buy today.  They function very well, like a giant iphone.  I liked how it displayed my blog on it.  After checking it out, I left my blog on the screen and hopefully I’ll find a new reader who picked up the ipad after me.   That would be cool.

How would you like to win a free one?!   Yes a free ipad

So one of my High School friends, is in a trailer for a new reality tvshow regarding the development of his social media business with a few partners. In order to promote their trailer they’ve actually committed to giving away at least two free iPads for people comment on their video.   (Maybe this is why so many people are talking about iPads! in my network!)

Anyway, so by being his friend, I decided to give them a hand promoting their contest, why not?  Maybe I’ll be the one to win the free iPad. (i wasn’t a winner)

So if you want to learn more about this contest, and enter to win a free iPad, go here:

Sorry, you’re too late.  The Ipad contest ended on June 15th, 2010.

Check back again for future contests.

Want to see the youtube trailer my high school classmate is featured in??

Watch it below:

If you want to learn how you can join their team and become an affiliate, marketing their business Contact Me.

No, it doesn’t cost anything for you to market them, its not one of “those things.”

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  • I hope we both win!

  • I hope we both win!

  • Like you, I didn’t have the cash to spend on an iPad, but I was lucky enough to win one via a recent contest at tweetshare.com. I have the 32GB wifi/3G model. At first, I wasn’t really sure what I would use it for since I didn’t know much about it. I watched every single video on Apple’s website that I could find about it to become better acquainted with the product and I am now convinced that this is one of the handiest business tools an entrepreneur can own. Just last week, I had to drive my mother to the eye doctor’s (darn eye drops cause her so she can’t see after) and I had a pretty long wait during her appointment. Feeling fairly unproductive through the whole ordeal, I grabbed my iPad and typed up an entire blog post while I waited. Boo yah! It felt great to get work done while I was out, and it made for a pretty impressive conversation tool with the old folks waiting to get their eyes examined, haha. (“What’s that, a mini computer?”)

  • Wow..
    I've been seeing this iPad contest spammed all over the darn place… but here, I can actually feel welcome to read all about the iPad.. and if I wasn't focused as much as I was doing what I'm doing right now… I'd be all in!

    Way to lead with Value, my friend! 10 out of 10!
    I hope you get that iPad and find yourself benefiting in every way imaginable!

  • Cory,
    What a great way to read reviews of the iPad! We've been considering one and love all the details you and your friends have provided. Such a perfect blog post topic!
    Your blog did look pretty sweet on the iPad and way to go on leaving it there to introduce yourself to others.
    Thanks for all you share!
    (Dave) and Dawn

  • Never thought of the ipad as a way to display your work. I can see how that is a great selling tool. Other than that, not so sure the ipad is worth it. Am I the only one?

  • Cory, the ipad will eventually be the salesman goto product to hawk his wares. Updates in Sept. are suppose to make a serious dent on the notebook.. I will dock my Macbook on my desk and get an ipad to use in the field. Great post with important content.

  • That was so ingenious it's ridiculous! I love how you really did leverage facebook and got great reviews! I'm interested to see how wonderfully photography shows up on an IPad! I actually read through quite a bit of the people's replies before I remembered that I wasn't on facebook!

    Thanks for sharing, I was wondering about the IPad!

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  • Mandee – Congrads on your iPad win! And being able to write an entire blog post while in waiting room just burning time… thats awesome! How long did it take you to get used to typing a full article on it?

  • thanks so much Paul. Whenever I see one of these opportunities, my mind always goes to, how can I add more value then any one else marketing this. For this particular contest, the first thing I thought to do was, finding out what people actually liked about the gadget first, and then create content afterwards, it just so happened I got some really good feedback, and thus this blog post was created.
    Thanks for the feedback man!

  • Thanks Dave and Dawn! I liked how my blog looked on the iPad too. Pretty fun results!

  • Well its not meant for everyone, however it wouldn't shock me if these started popping up on sales calls (many agents already get iphones, why not sync it with a company ipad?) and in Doctor's offices.

  • Nelson, I agree. I'm going to be pretty interested to see what generation 2 and 3 look like.

  • Thanks Chris! I'm thinking this might be something I do monthly, generate a review off of facebook. What do you think? Would you check in to my blog more to see that?

  • bethallen

    Very cool that you turned a facebook question into a personal review ~ great idea that I'll definitely have to use! I've never been one to jump on these new gadgets ~ but the buzz about the iPad is definitely loud! Interesting trailer of the show your friend is in ~ a social media reality show, what a trip!

    Smart of you to leave your blog on the iPad, Cory, well done! 😉

  • thanks Beth!

  • Really cool and unique content there. The contest looks interesting too. Looks like it might be worth looking into more.

  • Oh I'm going to win an ipad! I entered a contest on JohnChow.com to win an ipad already and I'm going to enter this one too! I can't wait to show people my art on my new ipad, because right now I don't have a way to share my artwork to people that's convenient to carry around. I can't wait!

    Do you know if there's a way to create a magazine for an ipad? like an ebook that is a popular give-away on many blogs? That would be a cool thing to do.

    ETA: if you do, email me, I don't see a way to subscribe to comments?

  • GeorgeSasek

    I have an Apple IMAC 27″. Love it. IPAD is for me. Thanks CORY for reminding this was here.

  • Facebook and Youtube are my favorite sites to get information and this blog post tells it all!
    Technology is endless I know I’m not going to get a iPad simply because there are other
    devices I think I would use more. But this post has offered a wealth of information to make a
    educated decision.
    Debby

  • wmjhartman

    I recently did a Blog Post on the IPad. I have purchased one a do use it on a daily basis. Don't replace the laptop tho! I believe that you will see updates shortly. There are a few things that I can't do with it that are necessary for my online work. But it has come in very handy while on the go. It has actually paid for itself with me in just 1 month!

    http://wmjhartman.com/ipad-and-social-media/

    Bill

  • I'm quite familiar with the iPhone, so I picked up the typing technique rather fast. It's not much different than a normal keyboard, really, except it stretches the fingers a bit more I'd say. I had the whole post typed up within 15 minutes or so. Of course, I had to insert the basic HTML manually which took a little more effort, but it was still a great way to pass time.

  • Hey I hope you win! I”m glad to see you want to use it to share your artwork, without my facebook convos, I'd have had no idea this was possible.
    I'm not sure what you mean by a magazine, you could just give away an ebook and let them read it on the book. Do you mean like have it be animated with peeling corners?

    sidenote – with disqus (the commenting system I use) you get an automatic email when I reply to you. I think. 😉

  • Hey Bill. Great review. I'm not sure why but the sidebar on your blog take a little bit to load up when going to your site. Any clue why?

  • Thanks Debby.

  • niiice George, this sounds like a beast!

  • The contest is good Andrew, if you want to promote it too I can give you a sign up link. (shhh, its free)

  • Makes sense to me. Touch screen HTML sounds like an instant headache to me!

  • glynahumm

    Cory – What a great idea! This was one of the best reviews I have ever seen! Facebook is a great tool for so many reasons and you just created one yourself!

  • glynahumm

    Cory – What a great idea! This was one of the best reviews I have ever seen! Facebook is a great tool for so many reasons and you just created one yourself!

  • kelliefrazier

    Excellent post, excellent reviews, excellent reality show and if I were 30 years younger I'd likely be in it! Fabulous job Cory. You guys are obviously on your way so I wish you all the best with everything, especially your new ipad. 🙂

  • glynahumm

    Cory – What a great idea! This was one of the best reviews I have ever seen! Facebook is a great tool for so many reasons and you just created one yourself!

  • kelliefrazier

    Excellent post, excellent reviews, excellent reality show and if I were 30 years younger I'd likely be in it! Fabulous job Cory. You guys are obviously on your way so I wish you all the best with everything, especially your new ipad. 🙂

  • Well, interesting post, thanks!