Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Power of Twitter - a few examples

Picture by host, Greg Cryns - want to know how I put this picture on my blog? Call me at 805-226-8354. I'd like to chat with you in real life. ;)

Can Twitter make a significant difference in your life?


Here are some results of people like you an me. They all joined Twitter without expecting too much, I am sure.

---This fellow made a list of the most used Twitter clients
---Did you know that Twitter posts become a way to find important information?
---Guy Kawasaki (VIP Internet guru) says he uses only Twitter for social networking
---Southern California was hit by a significant quake in 2008. Twitter covered it first
---Janis Krums posted the first photo of U.S. Airways flight 1549 on Twitter from his iPhone
---A group of people raised $25,000 for a good cause in a few days with the help of Twitter.
---His site went down. A post to Twitter saved the day
---Twitter saved Neill's reputation
---The Twitter community got him a
Macbook power supply in a hurry
Read how Twitter has become an effective substitute for "word of mouth"
---Motrin (brand name) apologizes on Twitter
---Bert Decker snagged a live interview with Nancy Duarte
---monitor the most exciting presidental election
---a plane crash in Denver quickly known in the UK
---hey twitter, write a blog post for me wouldja? They did
---first such interaction between an IR and an investor
---Journalist Jason Kristufek tells how someone got a job in an hour
---first time that Twitter had ever been used to place a To-Go Order at a restaurant
---Student 'Twitters' his way out of Egyptian jail from CNN (maybe the most famous tweet)

Those are just a few of thousands of eye opening adventures on Twitter.

Do you have any Twitter experiences to add?

Greg Cryns


  1. Great list! I wonder if anybody's quality of life is improved by Twitter or any technology for that matter... What do you think?

  2. Yes, by meeting really smart and/or content people we can benefit. I see so many people on Twitter who make my jaw drop as to what they have done for themselves and us.

    I'm hanging with the social network revolution. We're like the hippies of the 60's. :P