Here’s to the power of social media. Did you know that researchers analyze tweets daily to find trends and ways that Twitter is being utilized for social action? If you want to read some social media awesomeness, check out http://stories.twitter.com/. It is literally just that; a collection of stories that have come to life via Twitter. I promise you – it is fascinating.
-By sifting through 3.3 million geo-located Tweets by language during the last Olympics, two scientists created a color-coded, interactive map. Can you guess the one place where all of the languages came together?
-When patrons of a small café gave spare change to Marie Curie Cancer Care through a donation box that was later stolen, one resident turned to Twitter to get the money back.
-When a die-hard 76ers fan started tweeting as a potential new mascott, the team came calling.
-Before boarding a plane bound for Newark, Peter Shankman jokingly sent a Tweet to Morton’s, his favorite steakhouse, asking them to meet him at the airport with a steak when he landed. Guess what happened next…
Seriously, if you have some time and want to hear some good news for a change, head on over to http://stories.twitter.com/. You won’t be disappointed.
Now, who’s ready to link up?