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a twitter here and a twitter there

Twitter - it's not just for birds

So I have now been using Twitter since April.  I originally signed up for it to get Tweets from the Treasury during the budget for work (yes, I know that is probably just about the geekiest possible reason to join Twitter).

Anyway – I set up an account for myself, and shortly after, I set up an account for work.  I must admit, I use the work one every day and have found an absolute heap of interesting people, and so much useful information for my job that it has proven completely invaluable!

However, I have always found it really hard to get to grips with on a personal basis.  I don’t see it as an easy way of interacting with my friends – Facebook is FAR more user-friendly for that kind of thing, and I’ve never really been much of a ‘celeb-follower’.  BUT, recently I’ve found a great use for it – getting free stuff!!

I have never been the kind of person who seems to win things a lot, but in the last month, through Twitter, I have managed to get a Cooking Mama 3 DS Case (for my daughter who loves CM, and didn’t know she was getting it for Xmas) – made a great Xmas pressie.  I have also got a cookbook, a keyring, a review copy of a book that isn’t in the shops yet and am waiting for another book to come through.  i’m loving it.

So, to conclude:  Twitter – it’s great for work and free stuff!  🙂

  1. December 30, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    well if you like free stuff I have a suggestion that might be up your street, there is a London Bloggers meetup group on meetup.com which hires out a room most months with a sponser trying to push their product to be blogged abou, last month I went to one in Blackfriars, free bar, food and I came home with a free software. check it out :


    Jans meetup is being funded my Vodafone

  2. December 30, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Ooooo – sorely tempted, but i’ve only just started blogging again, and I’d feel all self-conscious amongst bloggerati!

    • December 30, 2009 at 8:18 pm

      oh theres really no need, I only went for the first time last month and didn’t even have a blog at the time!, and you can bring a friend, I actually went along with a friend who is a blogger because he told me they were having a talk on getting started in blogging. There are people of all levels there and I met some really cool people.

  3. December 30, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Hmmm – I don’t think i’ve got any friends that I’d want to take, but I’ll definitely think about it 🙂 Thanks for letting me know x

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