So, who’s moving to Kansas City?
In an interview today, Zaarly founder Bo Fishback said Google Fiber will “kickstart a wave of new startup energy and activity” in Kansas City’s startup community. On Twitter, it appears it’s begun.
Though not specifically “startup energy,” a Twitter search for “#GoogleFiber AND ‘move’ ” turns up …
“Move to Kansas City” tweets are flowing on Twitter.
Though not specifically “startup energy,” a Twitter search for “#GoogleFiber AND ‘move’ ” turns up a flowing list of results. “Wow, Google Fiber makes me want to move to Kansas City,” a Los Angeles-based designer tweeted. “Anyone want to move to Kansas City with me and start a Fiberhood?” ABC News’ technology editor tweeted.
It makes me wonder if articles like the one I read earlier this week about a Boston area-based startup will begin to fade away. “(William Neely) says PieceWise was founded by three friends who met at Kansas State University, and a fourth founder from University of Kansas,” the Boston Globe reported. “They began moving to Cambridge last September, seeking out a supportive startup ecosystem.”
Before we know it, we could have an editor from The Next Web living in KC, too. The tech blog’s Drew Olanoff wrote: “You can pre-register now if you live in Kansas City, Missouri, or you can cry because you don’t live there like the rest of us […] Forget it, I’m packing my bags now. Who’s coming with me?”
Here are some others that are considering joining Olanoff, or at least have expressed so on Twitter.
I am very impressed with Google Fiber.I wonder if I can convince my wife to let me move back to my place of birth
— Adrynalyne (@adrynalyne) July 26, 2012
Boyfriend: “Google fiber was announced today in KC. We need to move.” He’s not joking. — Amy Leary (@Pier_Eighteen) July 26, 2012
Google Fiber makes me want to move to KC. — SSJASON (@SSJASON) July 26, 2012
Well. Now I wanna move to Kansas City. Holy smokes, Google Fiber looks amazing. — Nic Lake (@niclake) July 26, 2012
Ok, I am ready to move to Kansas City. #googlefiber
— JohnTel (@JohnTel) July 26, 2012
I wanna move to Kansas. #GoogleFiber
— Tiano Navaria (@runNOTwalk) July 26, 2012
Wow, Google Fiber makes me want to move to Kansas City bit.ly/LQ7Nvv
— Sash Catanzarite (@TheSash) July 26, 2012
— Ryan VanDyke (@recscue) July 26, 2012
I would move to Kansas City for Google’s 1 Gbps fiber service bgr.com/2012/07/26/goo…
— Jorge d’Argence (@motoridersd) July 26, 2012
Awwww yeah Google Fiber! What do you think about it? I feel like I should move to Kansas to experience the epicness…
— Jordan Loyd (@JordanLoydPhoto) July 26, 2012
If you’re actually planning on moving to either Kansas City, Kan. or Kansas City, Mo. for Google Fiber, let us know. Email email@example.com.
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