I have seen people ask questions about twitter.com and the quick answer is twitter is a micro-blogging tool giving you 140 characters to write whatever you want. But then you just kind of look around and say, so! None-the-less twitter has become popular so you have to figure that there must be more. In technology all great companies are not just building something cool but providing a platform on which very cool stuff can be added. So twitter is apparently providing such a platform.
Just found out about this new service which is based on twitter and can help you find answers while shopping. You can send a question and get answers within minutes, Techcrunch calls it a shopping 411 service. If you can twitter mobile then you can get your info while out at the store. If you are shopping on your computer you get it there.
I don’t know about you but when I am shopping I have a bunch of questions, this could very well be helpful.
http://www.imshopping.com/ (You can go to this site to see what they say about themselves and see some of the questions people are asking. When I looked somebody asked “Where can I get Oaxaca Mole paste in the bay area?” It had been asked 9 minutes before and was already answered with two locations to try.)
http://twitter.com/imshopping (on twitter you can see what’s happening and follow them)
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/04/29/imshopping-is-a-human-powered-product-search-engine-for-twitter/ (Techcruch’s posting about this new service.
Have fun shopping, and now you are not alone.