5 Weird Uses for Twitter

By Daniel Scocco

Last week I did write that one should Twitter Less and Blog More. My argument was that your priority should always be your blog, especially when it comes to sharing ideas and interesting resources.

Now don’t get me wrong, I still think that Twitter is useful for certain purposes. Lately in fact I am using it more and more to socialize with people and get feedback on quick issues at hand.

Luke, one of our writers on Daily Bits, went one step further and found some terrific yet weird uses for this new tool, check it out:

  • Get out of jail
  • Write a book
  • Create a digital assistant
  • Talk to your plants
  • Lose faith in humanity

Here is the full article: 5 Terrific (and Unusual) Twitter Uses

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21 Responses to “5 Weird Uses for Twitter”

  • MrCooking

    That’s funny. There were quite some websites where I read about the student going to jail and got out by twittering 1 word. Situations like these don’t happen that often, and I’m glad for the student that twitter was invented.

    And talking to your plants, what’s going on…

  • team ray

    twitter is cool one of few social network sites i like because its straight to the poing

  • Siddharth

    It sure have a good use to get out og Jail, I aghree with that. 😀

  • Mayooresan

    I agree on the point “Twitter less blog more”

    After reading your post only I realized that I’m loosing many ideas that can be converted into nice articles in twitter.!!!! I’m not a twitter addict anymore 🙂

  • Browsers

    Whats up with Twitter? Everyone keeps talking about it and I don’t have an accoun there… Is it like PageRank update now? Everyone keeps posting but no one cares :-o)

  • a husband

    I’m the same as Browsers…everyone keeps talking about Twitter, but I must have come in too late in the game to get an recent articles about how Twitter helps bloggers. And Twitter doesn’t help…they just force you to sign up. I guess I’ll have to just play one day and try to find out.

  • Patrix

    Strangely I haven’t seen you post updates on your twitter much. I hope I’m not missing your updates. I’m following you though.

  • Chris

    I joined Twitter about a year ago and never really understood why people are so fanatical about it.

    It seems more like a gimmick then anything. Maybe I should try again.

  • Chester Chen

    yeah, Twitter is cool. But, I dont think u gonna make any $$ if u focus too much time twitter-ing. Correct me if I am wrong.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Mr Cooking, yeah it was all over the place.

    @Team ray, I like the 140 characters there also.

    @Siddhart, no kidding!

    @Mayooresan, another one converted :).

    @Browsers, you got try it out to get your own opinion.

    @husband, same as browsers.

    @Patrix, I am building it up slowly :).

    @Chris, it is not for everyone that is for sure.

    @Chester, yeah not many monetization opportunities closely tied with Twitter.

  • Aseem Kishore

    I’ve heard about people finding out the latest news using Twitter, even before some of the major news networks. How is this possbile? How does one use Twitter to get news? Thanks

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Aseem, a lot of people tweet their news or findings before writing on their blogs.

  • Browsers

    Is Twitter something like MySpace or FaceBook (haven’t tried those too)? Or more for other meetings? Or maybe not for meetings at all 🙂

  • classifieds

    I just don’t get what so interesting about twitter (microblogging??). I tried using it a few times but can’t really get into writing snippets.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Browsers, it is like the middleground between microblogs and IM clients.

    @Classifieds, it is good to keep up with friends and to network with fellow Internet addicts 🙂 .

  • Megan

    I just read over on TechCrunch about an Australian wine site that did a Twitter Wine Tasting event http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/04/30/project-vino-twitter-wine-tasting/
    Wow! now that is creative I thought 🙂 ~megan

  • classifieds

    @Daniel Scocco

    I just bought a laptop. Maybe I keep up with it a bit more.

  • Blog Oh Joe

    Twitter is a nice short diary tool.

  • Digital Photography

    Even the creators of Twitter have adapted systems into the regular funtions of twitter such as a search and hash marks to follow. Thanks for the post!

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