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35 Productive Twitter Practices

From Tweet-Based Psychoanalysis to Crowdsourced Cookbooks

— September 10, 2009 — Tech
Contrary to popular belief, it's possible to be productive on Twitter. Just ask the Twitter Angels, virtual Good Samaritans who help the jobless find employment. Or celebuchef Rick Bayless' followers, who learn valuable cooking and dining tips from one of the industry's foremost experts.

These innovations below prove how Twitter is used to stay productive. From tweet-based psychoanalysis to crowdsourced cookbooks, it's clear that this microblogging service is more than just a superficial way to pass time.
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Micro-Blogging Auctions
Micro-Blogging Auctions
Tweebay Uses Twitter For Socially Connected Selling
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Twitter TV Show Resurrections
Twitter TV Show Resurrections
‘Chuck' Reappears After Subway & Twitterverse Save
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Sports Commentweeters
Sports Commentweeters
Setanta Sports UK Debuts First Ever Twittercast
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Social Bribing For Charity
Social Bribing For Charity
@tferriss Donates to Charity With Every New Twitter Follower
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Twitter Travel Deals
Twitter Travel Deals
Pueblo Bonito Offers Discounts for the Social Media-Savvy
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Twitter 911
Twitter 911
Neighborhood Tweet-Watch Allows Instant Emergency Responses
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Crowdsourced Operas
Crowdsourced Operas
Royal Opera House Solicits Tweets for Upcoming Twitter Opera
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Twittering Surgeons
Twittering Surgeons
Social Network-Savvy Doctors Share Step-by-Step With Students
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Crowdsourced Twitter Cookbooks
Crowdsourced Twitter Cookbooks
Web-Savvy Cooks Turn to Twecipes When They're in a Rut
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Twitter Interventions
Twitter Interventions
Flailing Brands Embrace Microblogging to Stay Afloat
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Twitter For Saving Lives
Twitter For Saving Lives
Skiers Tracked Down Via Tweets and Google Maps
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Twitter Heart Monitors
Twitter Heart Monitors
Device Measures Your Pulse & Tweets It to All Who Care
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Hands-Free Twittering
Hands-Free Twittering
Researchers Develop Means to Twitter Via Brain Interface
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Twitter Concierges
Twitter Concierges
Hyatt Extends Hospitality to the Internet With @HyattConcierge
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Twitter Psychoanalysis
Twitter Psychoanalysis
TweetPsych Reveals What Your Tweets Say About You
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Twitter Cooking Tips
Twitter Cooking Tips
Rick Bayless Lets Tweeps Pick His Pro Chef Brain
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Twitter TV Petitions
Twitter TV Petitions
‘My Name is Earl' Cancellation Sparks Online Outrage
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Round-the-Clock Crowdsourcing
Round-the-Clock Crowdsourcing
Ideas Culture's 'Ideas While You Sleep' Puts Twitter Users to Work
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Twittering Churches
Twittering Churches
What Would Jesus Tweet?
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Twitter Wine Tastings
Twitter Wine Tastings
Eco-Friendly Experts Tweet to Facilitate Shared Experience
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Live Twitterviews
Live Twitterviews
Alexa Chung Will Take Questions Live on MTV Via Twitter
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Twitter Weather Updates
Twitter Weather Updates
Toronto Weatherman Informs Wired Citizens With Twitter Updates
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Crowd-Powered Consumerism
Crowd-Powered Consumerism
JustBought.It Combines Twitter, Google Maps & TwitPic
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Ads Killed by Social Mothers
Ads Killed by Social Mothers
Twitter Moms Destroy Motrin Marketing in 48 Hours
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Twitter Pizza Promos
Twitter Pizza Promos
Kraft's DiGiorno Delivers Free Flatbread Pizza to Tweetups
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Unborn Baby Bloggers
Unborn Baby Bloggers
The 'Kickbee' Fetus Sends Twitter Tweets Via Kicks
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Twitter-Inspired Dictionaries
Twitter-Inspired Dictionaries
140pedia Defines the World in 140 Characters or Less
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Live Revolutions on Twitter
Live Revolutions on Twitter
With All Media Channels Blocked, Moldova Shows Conflict on Interne
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Twitter Shaming
Twitter Shaming
Microbloggers Blast CNN's Iran Election Coverage at #CNNfail
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Twitter Internships
Twitter Internships
Pizza Hut is Hiring a Social Media ‘Twintern'
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Virtual Good Samaritans
Virtual Good Samaritans
'Twitter Angels' Aid Ailing Job-Seekers
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Talking Plants
Talking Plants
Plants Twitter When They Need Water
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Twitter Petitions
Twitter Petitions
Deborah Gibson Asks Fans to Help Her Join 'Dancing with the Stars'
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Twittering Food Trucks
Twittering Food Trucks
Koji BBQ Taco Truck Fuels Hungry Angelenos
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Mobile Restaurant Rows
Mobile Restaurant Rows
Twittering Food Vendors Converge to Give LA Tasty Eats
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