Monday, January 12, 2009

Special offers via twitter

I came to Twitter pretty late on; this time last year I couldn't see the point in it at all.

Now it's getting much more popular, and it is good for all sorts of useful things. (It's fun to see how the mainstream media report it at the moment. They just don't get it, so they mock it. See also the early reaction to punk, multichannel TV, and the internet to name but 3.)

I'll look at entertainment later on, but here is a great example of twitter for special offers (tying in nicely to one of my 2009 predictions).

Amazonmp3 has an offer of the day, which they promote via twitter. (Generally) One album per day, at greatly reduced prices. For example "Daily Deal: Elvis Costello's classic debut, My Aim is True. Everyday: $7.99, today: $1.99"

See also: the twitter bot for Woot

Incidentally, if you want to follow me on twitter, here I am


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Twitter is one of This Great Social networking,Twitter for me is a more Business Social networking! Great Place!

GoogleMyName said...

This is very similar to the Twitter account that I have which brings tweets offers relating to he New York Yankees. It updates every 30 minutes with another item or two with a direct link to where the item is avaiable to buy online.
You can see the details of how I am using Twitter for this at

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