Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What can you do with twitter? Shop til you drop.

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.

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