It’s friday, so you could call this a Follow Friday post!
Twitter recently changed their home page to make it easy for their new users to understand and adopt the service. One of their biggest challenges has been to explain the utility of Twitter and how to get started, and examples of current usages seems like a good way to showcase Twitter to 1st time users. Here are some of the unique ways in which Twitter is used among the accounts I follow, partly inspired by this post by Brian Solis:
- @thebetterindia pushes happy stories about India from their popular website thebetterindia.com to almost 5k followers
- @diffenbot is a cool bot that finds queries on twitter about differences and @replies from the wiki of differences diffen.com
- @gramana_z is a bunch of cryptic crossword enthusiasts that set & solve cryptic clues on twitter
- @linger_at_coorg gives out information, deals & discounts on a cool new resort in Coorg called Linger
- @start24x7 is a team of entrepreneurs running a helpline to answer queries from startups (now inactive)
- @urdu101 teaches urdu by sharing urdu poetry and its meanings
What are some cool Twitter accounts that you follow?