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Twitter Mania

Microblogging reaches a fever pitch, and one service is used for both bad and good

Implications - Twitter is now hitting the mainstream. It's altering the way people communicate with each other online, and its powers can be used for either good or bad. Twitter poses some incredible opportunities for marketing and news dissemination, but the Twitter community can quickly team up against, and exploit, the wrong campaign.
3.6
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
12 Featured, 40 Examples:
1,014,384 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Feb 09 — Mar 09
Trending:
Warm
Consumer Insight Topics:

Featured Examples

Twittering Food Trucks
Twittering Food Trucks
Koji BBQ Taco Truck Fuels Hungry Angelenos
The guys that run the Koji Korean BBQ taco truck must be onto something. Koji BBQ has an active Twitter account (@KogiBBQ), where they post their exact location du jour. When nighttime falls in La-La… MORE
play_circle_filled Augmented Reality Tee Shirts
Augmented Reality Tee Shirts
Squidder's E-Shirt Displays Hologram of Your Last Twitter Post
The code geniuses over at Squidder have created what is officially the coolest e-shirt I’ve ever seen--one that uses augmented reality to display a hologram of the wearer’s last Twitter post. Um,… MORE
Catastrophic Candy Branding
Catastrophic Candy Branding
Skittles Relaunches Website as Twitter Search, Offensive Tweets Ensue
I’m not sure this is what Skittles had in mind when they relaunched their website as a Twitter search. In theory, the idea was to turn Skittles.com into a one-stop shop for all Skittles-related activity… MORE
Twitter-Fueled TV Launches
Twitter-Fueled TV Launches
P. Diddy Leverages His 227,000 Followers for "P. Twitty TV"
With the increase in celebrities using social networking sites like Twitter, P. Diddy has cleverly used his Twitter following (which is approximately 227,000 followers at the time of writing) to launch… MORE
Microblogging A-Listers
Microblogging A-Listers
Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore Twittered from Oscars, Posted Videos
Just as we’ve had fake celebrity Facebook profiles and Twitter accounts - now we have real celebrity “Tweeps” and video footage from the Oscars. Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, “the most prolific Oscar… MORE
Twitter For Saving Lives
Twitter For Saving Lives
Skiers Tracked Down Via Tweets and Google Maps
A group of early adopters was skiing in the Alps when two of them went missing. By Tweeting, friends were able to get the cell phone number of one of the missing. Using the GPS signal and Google Maps,… MORE
Ads Killed by Social Mothers
Ads Killed by Social Mothers
Twitter Moms Destroy Motrin Marketing in 48 Hours
Lest marketers think the social aspect of being online is just something the “kids” do, the Motrin experience should make them shudder. Two days after Johnson & Johnson put a web-only video about the hazards… MORE
Twitter on TV
Twitter on TV
Replacing Yellavision With On-ScreenTweeting To Express Yourself
What a great idea. I’m always yelling at the television, and the woman that lives with me doesn’t like it one bit. But add Twitter to the bottom of the screen, and I can yell on YOUR television. Or… MORE
Twittering Surgeons
Twittering Surgeons
Social Network-Savvy Doctors Share Step-by-Step With Students
Michigan surgeons at Henry Ford Hospital are using Twitter to teach new techniques. Teaching via social-networking tools is becoming more common as a tech-savvy generation fills the ranks of future physicians.… MORE
Twittering Jurors
Twittering Jurors
Courtroom Live-Blogging Raises Legal Issues
Twitter’s popularity is out of control, and even jurors are getting into the act while they’re in the courtroom. This is exciting for people who care about social media, but not particularly conducive… MORE
Microblogging Plane Crashes
Microblogging Plane Crashes
Twitter User Gives Firsthand Account of Accident in Real Time
If you were awake yesterday, you undoubtedly heard about the plane crash in Denver. In breaking-news-style, it was covered and recovered with conflicting facts and second-person accounts of speculation.… MORE
Twitter Media Takeovers
Twitter Media Takeovers
Chicago Tribune Masthead Now Features Twitter Usernames
Twitter’s popularity seems to continue unabated; yesterday’s Chicago Tribune website debuted an all-new masthead that featured Twitter usernames beside the publishers and editors where e-mail addresses… MORE

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