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NKOTB Contest Reveals Tink! & Flies Winners To NYC

In an effort to capitalize on the buzz created by "tink!" Jordan Knight and other members of the New Kids on the Block band will be flying two "contest winning"  fans to NYC. The viral social media experiment originally initiated by Knight on Twitter appears to have formulated a life of its own as NKOTB fans have been tweeting themselves silly trying to figure out just what tink! means.

Jordan KnightJordan KnightMy previous blog and poll details how Jordan surprised himself when he realized that a simple tweet could stimulate tens of thousands of tweets from his tweetin'  fan base and start trending on Twitter for over a 4 day period. And with each new tweet, you could almost hear his female fans screaming across the twitterverse for more and more!

I personally was inundated with over 1000 "hate" tweets by fans who didn't take lightly when I described Jordan Knight as an "aging boy band troubadour"in my previous blog. One sassy tweep that goes by the handle "@ShyPerversion" actually "twitter slapped" me each and every time I issued a new tweet that referenced tink!  I have since learned my lesson by "tinking before I tweet!"





So I  can speak from experience that his followers come from a hearty stock. They may have been in hibernation for the last decade while NKOTB were regrouping for their comeback, but they're wide awake now and willing to beat down all naysayers who don't talk 'nice' about their favorite boy band (now men in their mid to late thirties.)  However one does have to wonder if Elizabeth Hasselbeck from The View is a fan what that means for the future of NKOTB (I'm just saying...) Perhaps this video will illustrate my point...




Donnie Wahlberg probably describes his followers  best when he proudly claimed in one of his recent tweets that he "doesn't need CNN and Ashton Kutcher's million tweeps because he's got 50,000 soldiers who are fearless and come armed with love."

In any event if you want to get involved with the "New Kids on the Block contest" will send two lucky winners to NYC May 8, 2009 to watch them perform on the Today Show. To qualify, fans are requires to send an email to: jk.todayshow.contest@gmail.com with responses to the following questions. Jordan Knight talks more about the details on this video

Insider's tip: Before sending in your submission, go to Twitter's "search page" and type in "tink." Then review all the tweets that talk about the contest and what the fans are thinking! Might give you some ideas of where the collective mindset of the NKOTB fan base is going!

Send an email with the following information:

1. Full name

2. Address

3. e-mail address

3a. Date of Birth

4. Are you a member of the NKOTB community? What is your screen name?

4a. What’s your occupation or vocation?

4b. Anything else you want to share about you?

5. Have you been to any new kids shows lately? Which one? How did you like it? Can you share your experience?

6. Will you be attending any shows this summer?

7. What song would you like to see that you haven’t seen the new kids perform?

8. What’s your favorite NKOTB song from the past? What’s your favorite from “the block”

9. Why do you think you are the “lucky one” to be flown to NYC to see the performance at the today show. Why should I pick you?

10. What do you think tink! Is?

Restrictions are as follows:
-only complete questionnaires will be accepted
-one (1) email per person
-one (1) entry per email
-answers will ONLY be accepted by email
-You must be 18 or over to participate and have a valid state or government issued ID
-Winners will receive one (1) round trip airfare and one (1) night hotel to NYC for you and one (1) guest
-Winners will receive VIP access to Today Show performance on 5/8/09
-Winner is responsible for their own transportation to/from airport/NYC
-Contest is open to US residents ONLY - lower 48 states
-no purchase necessary
-Contest closes Friday 5/1/09

More rules and  information can be found on their official website. Good luck, and visit my previous blog to vote for what you think tink! could possibly mean? Or send your ideas to my twitter address: http://twitter.com/roncallari. I answer all of my tweets! Just don't "twitter slap" me any more, as I am digitally bruised from my last fracas with the wild ladies of NKOTB!

 

 

Comments
Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

Bravo Ron.

I think it's cool that you're making nice with the nkotb fans.

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

May 8th

The Today Show is May 8th.. not 1st

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

I WANNA GO TO NYC !

I TINK YOU WANT ME TO GO TO JORDY ! SAY MY NAME................CLAUDIA !!!

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

thank you

guess u didnt like all us coming after you now did u!!! lol at the twit slapping lol!!! we love our grown men and do everything and anything to stand up adn protect them and thats why we are the nkotb army!!! kudos

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

goooooood boy!

Much nicer comments now buddy! We like u better. Maybe we won't digitally whoop you anymore. @Maybdablockbaby

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

Geesh!

Apparently you can't get anything right! BTW I think I was the only one sticking up for you. NKOTB fans are insane. I am not an insane one that will rip your head off for criticism. That is your job. Welcome to fandom. lol

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

NYC

The Winner will be picked May 1st. Today show May 8th.

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

funny...

This is wayyyy too funny after reading your previous blog....and the slapping pix is cute...just dont mess up with the fans anymore... ha!....peace!

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

it is nice to see that you

it is nice to see that you are talking nice about NKOTB. We "NKOTB" armywill always stand by our Btown boys.

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

The NKOTB Army

I'm glad you learned your lesson...many others haven't caught on to the army that Donnie referred to, and when they do, all hell breaks loose. New Kids fans aka Blockheads (seriously) refuse and will not tolerate any foolishness or nonsense about these five men who have changed their lives in many ways through out the years. Please pass the word--don't hate on these men or you'll forever be regretting every word you instigated. For the haters-please learn a lesson from this man.

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

I didn't think you were a

I didn't think you were a bad guy. Just don't mess with our guys! The New Kids on the Block fans (many who are members of the NKArmy) know how to speak up and defend! It's a shame though that we have to continually do it. The guys have more than proven themselves! 5 brothers & a million sisters can't be wrong. Viva the Block! Forever loyal fan, Dara (@daracorrato on Twitter)

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

TINK IS NOT THE REASON WHY HE HAS SO MANY FOLLOWERS!!

NKOTB FANS ARE SO DEDICATED AND HAVE SO MUCH LOVE FOR THESE GUYS!! OTHERS JUST DONT GET IT!!

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

NYC

Sorry all submission are do by friday may first and winner willbe picked then cause the today show apperance is May 8.. You juast need to doouble check you facts before you right because other will correct you when you are wrong.Now I wont be mean or nasty but I will be respectfull. We as teens back in the day heard ourselves be disresppected by media and commerical outlets.Now they know that age group is a major market and is overflooding by kids taking a stab at it. Now as gwrown ladies andsome loyal male fans we take a stand we wont be label they way we were and we wont let our guys by labeled that way.RESPECT is what we want and Respect is what we should give.I am sorry that toehrs ahve been cruel or hurtfull but dont doubt all us fans .We should defend but choose dacorumand tact whe nwe do it.

Check your facts.Also @Donnie Wahlberg is alos Sponsering a party on this weekend on May 3 at the Hard Rock iN Ma to launch his new record Co, And he also helpung to start off @b_Club and his record Company is working with @jimmymarsh617
So check that out . The is so much that the group @NKOTB ofers it fans tha tit has a diverse following ages,sex,creed it dont matter NKOTB fans are numerous and PROUD!

i AM PROUD MEMEBER OF DDUB ARMY

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

Good to see a positive side to this

We have a huge population of fans who are diverse and most definately not everyone is critical of the media .... its a good possibility those of us who are come by it honestly, meaning picture yourself in the late 90's as the nkotb phenomenon is sweeping through your city and you own every album and single...and your room is wallpapered with teen beat posters from ceiling to floor... but don't speak of it in school for fear of ridicule from your peers. Being the slightly timid 14 year old that I was then I did not have the guts to stick up for myself like I do now and I am fiercely proud to be a fan of this group of men who are truly inspirational. Glad to see you in a different light .

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

i FORGOT TO LEAVE MY NAME OIN THAT ONE

my last post and comment mention jimmy ,bclub andDdub .

But I did not list my name it is @paulidwgirl

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

Much better!

Kudos on this post. We find it much more enjoyable than the previous blog. At least you know what the NKOTB army is capable of, and you can warn others not to mess with us in the future :) We will NOT be stopped!

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

DDUBS ARMY !

we are not the fans to mess with cause we back up are guyss !! wont stop cant stop .. and the army keeps growing !

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

Your the best..

aww, im sorry bout bashing you yest.. i think your a BETTER PERSON now.. i think i love you now.. ha.. BLOCKHEAD FOR LIFE...

Apr 29, 2009
by Anonymous

DEAR Ron

lol

I liked your article but I would totally believe in you if you dedicate an article to NKOTB's activities, bios, present likes and dislikes (we now ol' ones), favorite music, fav artists/singers, places, future plans as a group, what their songs mean for each one of them... THEN I'LL KNOW YOU ARE COMITTED TO YOUR CAREER!!!

Best regards man, no cyber slap!

Yoyis

Apr 29, 2009
by ShyPerversion

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I still have my Jordan doll!!! >.<

 I had a persian grey cat named Misty! All you loyal Jordan fans know what that means!

Ron I love that pic you used of Jordan!

Apr 30, 2009
by Anonymous

Roland

nice review!! keep it up dude

Apr 30, 2009
by Anonymous

Another nod...

This time not negative...nice. Thank You. Love JK & Nk'S forever Always* tink* Jordan! Ontario Canada Loves You!! ~~Sherri

Apr 30, 2009
by Anonymous

Terrific!

Thank you for a positive review! Love The Block since way back when! Totally agree w/ The View's Elizabeth. Every word she said was 100% right! I remember doing the Hanging Tough dance at home and school: in middle school and HS! So much fun! I LOVE these guys then and now...I think even more so. Without a doubt the best reunion ever and no one could ever come close to these guys! When I get my new computer I will be all over the place!!!! So keep it up bro! :). TINK! HOLLA!
Another fellow Ontario, Canada NKOTB Lover & Proud Twitter follower
~~~~Serena J Morden~~~~

Apr 30, 2009
by Anonymous

Tink... I enjoyed this blog

Tink... I enjoyed this blog much better then the last one.

Apr 30, 2009
by Anonymous

in hibernation?

Total misconception, Ron. Even when the NKOTB were not a band, I still loyally followed the efforts of the guys~ saw the movies Donnie was in, bought all of Jordan's solo albums and saw him 4 times (thrice in '99 and once in 2005), bought Joe's first solo album and saw him as well in '99....I took notice of what the guys did in the interim. I was bummed when the MTV VMA appearance didn't happen, and you can bet your ass that when I heard about the VH1: Bands Reunited episode, I was tuned in a good 15 minutes before it started. I didn't hop on the bandwagon of loving the guys because they are visible in the mainstream~ I love them because they are talented, I love their music and their personalities......that love has stayed strong throughout the years and always will! Hibernation is for bears. And you want to know what Tink! is just as much as we do, why else would you keep asking about it and mentioning it? Jordan has sucked you in.....

Loving them forever~ Jessica @sparklej76

Apr 30, 2009
by Anonymous

Five Brothers & A Million Sisters

I wouldn't call it an effort to capitalize on the buzz created by Tink; it's more like an effort to please fans and give back...Don't mess with a million sisters!
@LMRB

Apr 30, 2009
by Anonymous

heyleen

I really love the nkotb since 80's they are amazing! I'll be loving them 4ever.

Apr 30, 2009
by Anonymous

TINK TINK TINK TINK,,,,JORDAN!!!!! jajajajjajaja

from what I read is for the fans of United States residents,

then I can send you much love from CHILE ... watching today's show BY internet, good luck NKOTB..we love you!!!

YOU JUST HAVE TO SAY HELLOOOOO KENNAAAAAAA!!! And I will be VERY HAPPY jajajajjajajajjaja,,,reallyyyy!!!

TINK YOU ARE VERY TALENTED!!!! el mejor,,,cantando, bailando,,un gran artista!!!

MY NAME KENNA......... FROM CHILE

since 1990....new kids on the block!!!!