10 MORE Examples of Creative Twitter Uses

Mar 15, 2009   //   by Eric Brantner   //   SEO Blog, Social Media  //  27 Comments

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In December, I wrote a post talking about the 10 most creative Twitter uses I had seen. Based on the plethora of comments with more suggestions for the list, I could see I had barely scratched the surface of creative Twitter uses. For this reason, I bring you 10 MORE examples of creative Twitter uses. Some of these are user-submitted while others are accounts I’ve recently come across. Enjoy.

  1. TwittMinder- To me, this is about as cool as it gets. TwittMinder is a service that Tweets you to remind you of important events. All you have to do is email them the event info (date/time/etc) and they will send you a Tweet when the time comes to remind you of it. Sure, you could just set an alert on your phone or calendar, but this is pretty darn cool if you ask me.
  2. WaffleTruck- This was recommended to me by one of our readers, Simon. This company serves up waffles from their truck throughout the streets of New York. They Tweet updates regularly to let their customers know exactly where they are. Mmm. Waffles.
  3. ImagineChurch- Regardless of what your religious preferences are, you have to admit ImagineChurch is pretty creative. For those who don’t have time to go to church, they’ll Tweet a live play by play of their Sunday service. Church via text message. Who woulda thunk it?!
  4. CookBook- What’s for dinner tonight? If you don’t know, maybe you should visit this Twitter account. CookBook offers recipes that serve 3-4 people in just 140 characters or less. Throw out the old cookbooks, and get into the 21st century!
  5. SATWordoftheDay- I remember years back when I had to prep for the SAT. It was a nightmare. Huge prep books and boring classes made it less than exciting. Thankfully, I performed well, but I could have done better if this Twitter service was around. Lear a new SAT vocabulary word each day!
  6. ShowUsYourSite- Want to have someone review your website? ShowUsYourSite just might help. Send them a Tweet explaining why your site is worth reviewing. If you’re accepted, they’ll Tweet a mini-review of your website. Be careful what you ask for though, these reviews don’t hold anything back.
  7. DingoWannabe- What happens when a dog gets on Twitter? Follow DingoWannabe to find out.
  8. Twittercize- Gym memberships– Who needs them? Exercise DVDs—throw them out. Now, everything you need to get in the best shape of your life is right here at Twittercize. This profile Tweets out exercises you can do to whip yourself into shape.
  9. Genny_Spencer- Special thanks to Alison for sending in this recommendation. This is the line-a-day diary kept by an Illinois farm girl in 1937. Genny was Tweeting before Twitter even existed!
  10. SFEarthquakes- Just in case the walls shaking in your San Francisco home aren’t enough to clue you in, this Twitter profile shoots out a Tweet each time there’s an earthquake in the area.

So, which Twitter profiles would you add to this list? Share your most creative uses in the replies!

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  • Keep them comming …

    Twitter is really moving fast. I'm very interested in the integration with blogging tools like wordpress, hope to see even more development in that area.

    <abbr>Steen Seo Öhman’s last blog post..We are living in exponential times</abbr>

  • Keep them comming …

    Twitter is really moving fast. I'm very interested in the integration with blogging tools like wordpress, hope to see even more development in that area.

    <abbr>Steen Seo Öhman’s last blog post..We are living in exponential times</abbr>

  • Mahesh says:

    Hii.. Nice info!

    Add me on twitter: http://twitter.com/MaheshKukreja

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  • Mahesh says:

    Hii.. Nice info!

    Add me on twitter: http://twitter.com/MaheshKukreja

    <abbr>Mahesh’s last blog post..Facebook Launches Facebook Connect for iPhone</abbr>

  • Gerald Weber
    Twitter:
    says:

    I have a cool one to add. If there is someone on Twitter you would like to hug simply send @TwitHug a message of who you would like to hug and twithug will message their timeline with your hug. A bit silly but kind of cute and it's a great way to break the ice and get someone's attention.

  • Gerald Weber
    Twitter:
    says:

    I have a cool one to add. If there is someone on Twitter you would like to hug simply send @TwitHug a message of who you would like to hug and twithug will message their timeline with your hug. A bit silly but kind of cute and it’s a great way to break the ice and get someone’s attention.

  • Alex says:

    I agree with Gerald! @twithug rocks :)

    Here's one I just started: @TweetAPrize — sends followers on a scavenger hunt every week to win a valuable prize! This week is a RoboSapien Humanoid Robot :)

    http://tweetaprize.com

    <abbr>Alex’s last blog post..Week of March 16th, 2009</abbr>

  • Alex says:

    I agree with Gerald! @twithug rocks :)

    Here's one I just started: @TweetAPrize — sends followers on a scavenger hunt every week to win a valuable prize! This week is a RoboSapien Humanoid Robot :)

    http://tweetaprize.com

    <abbr>Alex’s last blog post..Week of March 16th, 2009</abbr>

  • Drue Kataoka says:

    Excellent summary Gman!

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  • Drue Kataoka says:

    Excellent summary Gman!

    <abbr>Drue Kataoka’s last blog post..CHARLIE ROSE BACKSTAGE: Exclusive Video Interview</abbr>

  • The twitter wall was one of my ideas! I set it up by selling bricks on my wall! 5 bucks for a life time!! We will see how it goes. I just launched it a few days ago!

  • The twitter wall was one of my ideas! I set it up by selling bricks on my wall! 5 bucks for a life time!! We will see how it goes. I just launched it a few days ago!

  • Misty says:

    Great list thanks. My favorite twitter tool is Twaitter. It's not just a scheduler… I use it every day & I love the name.

    Misty

  • Misty says:

    Great list thanks. My favorite twitter tool is Twaitter. It’s not just a scheduler… I use it every day & I love the name.

    Misty

  • Gerald Weber
    Twitter:
    says:

    Sounds interesting. Feel free to post the URL so we can check it out. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :-)

  • Gerald Weber
    Twitter:
    says:

    Sounds interesting. Feel free to post the URL so we can check it out. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :-)

  • Mike spencer says:

    Hi,

    I have a new & unique way of thanking my followers for following me on Twitter. I have created a video for them in which a Twitter Bird speaks to them. This video can be found at

    http://tinyurl.com/pcwnb9.

    This was created using my "Talking Product Videos" service.I may be wronng, but I haven't seen anyone else who has used such an innnovative way to thank their Twitter followers.

    Also, as my videos can be viewed on mobile phones, & Twitter can be used to send messages on mobile phones, it could be a powerful tool. You could send them to a link to a Talking Product mobile phone video.

    Lastly, I am able to insert these videos into my email newsletters using the "Attain Response" video email service.

    Please feel free to check a video out at
    http://tinyurl.com/rbhtpl

    Mike Spencer

  • Mike spencer says:

    Hi,

    I have a new & unique way of thanking my followers for following me on Twitter. I have created a video for them in which a Twitter Bird speaks to them. This video can be found at

    http://tinyurl.com/pcwnb9.

    This was created using my "Talking Product Videos" service.I may be wronng, but I haven't seen anyone else who has used such an innnovative way to thank their Twitter followers.

    Also, as my videos can be viewed on mobile phones, & Twitter can be used to send messages on mobile phones, it could be a powerful tool. You could send them to a link to a Talking Product mobile phone video.

    Lastly, I am able to insert these videos into my email newsletters using the "Attain Response" video email service.

    Please feel free to check a video out at
    http://tinyurl.com/rbhtpl

    Mike Spencer

  • Gabby says:

    I used Twitter to share some useful ideas and communicating with friends also. I also like TwittMinder is a service that Tweets to remind me of important events. Just email them the event info and they will send you a Tweet when the time comes to remind you of it.
    .-= Gabby´s last blog ..The Replacements Might Spell Disaster for Either Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather… Or Both =-.

  • Gabby says:

    I used Twitter to share some useful ideas and communicating with friends also. I also like TwittMinder is a service that Tweets to remind me of important events. Just email them the event info and they will send you a Tweet when the time comes to remind you of it.
    .-= Gabby´s last blog ..The Replacements Might Spell Disaster for Either Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather… Or Both =-.

  • hehe thats the whole what is twitter about.

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