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59 Unique Social Media Uses

The Ways In Which Twitter and Facebook Make Lives Easier

— October 28, 2009 — Pop Culture
We all know how effective social media can be for branding and spreading the word about your company, or for making friends and spreading the word about your day-to-day activities. But more than that, the proliferation of networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have spawned interesting social media uses that range from house swapping to concierge services. I was doubtful of the power of social media at first; now, I’m a believer. Check out this cluster and see the different roles social media can play in your life.
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Twitter Secretaries
Twitter Secretaries
Twuner Dictates Your Tweets Aloud for Your Listening Pleasure
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Sports Commentweeters
Sports Commentweeters
Setanta Sports UK Debuts First Ever Twittercast
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Twitter Personal Ads
Twitter Personal Ads
Radaroo Microblogs the Language of Love
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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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Charity Twitter Auctions
Charity Twitter Auctions
@Drew on the Block to Aid Livestrong Foundation
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New Media Reporting
New Media Reporting
Thoora News Uses Blogs, Twitter, Comments as Real-Time Sources
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Social Networking TVs
Social Networking TVs
Verizon FiOS TV Adds Facebook & Twitter Integration
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Storytime Twitter
Storytime Twitter
Greg Fishbone Tells 140 Character 'Tweet Mystery of Death' Stories
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Twitter Travel Deals
Twitter Travel Deals
Pueblo Bonito Offers Discounts for the Social Media-Savvy
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Twitter Tutorials
Twitter Tutorials
'Twitter 101' Launches as a Primer for the Suits
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Video Tweeting
Video Tweeting
Twitter to Take Microblogging to the Next Step
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Facebook Blood Donors
Facebook Blood Donors
Takes All Types
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Social Media Shopping
Social Media Shopping
Corporate Retailers Embrace Facebook, MySpace and YouTube
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Crowdsourced Operas
Crowdsourced Operas
Royal Opera House Solicits Tweets for Upcoming Twitter Opera
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Twittering Jurors
Twittering Jurors
Courtroom Live-Blogging Raises Legal Issues
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Twittering Surgeons
Twittering Surgeons
Social Network-Savvy Doctors Share Step-by-Step With Students
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Twitter-Powered Goodwill
Twitter-Powered Goodwill
Twipple Encourages Spontaneous Acts of Kindness
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Social Media Diets
Social Media Diets
Tweet What You Eat to Lose Weight Through Social Pressure
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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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Bribing Online ‘Friends'
Bribing Online ‘Friends'
Mitsubishi Digital Donates For Each New Twitter Follower
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Interactive Sport Sales
Interactive Sport Sales
EA Games Launches Grand Slam Tennis Application On Facebook
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Cataloging Crotchety Chatter
Cataloging Crotchety Chatter
Justin Takes Twitter by Storm with @shitmydadsays
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Real-Time Social Searches
Real-Time Social Searches
Twitter Adds Search and Trends to Home Page
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Twitter Interventions
Twitter Interventions
Flailing Brands Embrace Microblogging to Stay Afloat
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Twitter Heart Monitors
Twitter Heart Monitors
Device Measures Your Pulse & Tweets It to All Who Care
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Twitter For Saving Lives
Twitter For Saving Lives
Skiers Tracked Down Via Tweets and Google Maps
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Social Media Scrapbooks
Social Media Scrapbooks
HotBook App Lets Users Turn Facebook into Face Books
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Facebook Search Marriages
Facebook Search Marriages
Kelly Hildebrandt and Kelly Hildebrandt Search and Find Love
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18 Cent Friends
18 Cent Friends
Usocial Lets You Buy Facebook Friends to Look More Connected
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Social Goofing
Social Goofing
Odd Uses For Twitter, From Farting Office Chairs to Tweeting Kitties
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Twitter Proposals
Twitter Proposals
Popping the Question Online
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Twitter Concierges
Twitter Concierges
Hyatt Extends Hospitality to the Internet With @HyattConcierge
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Twittering Airplanes
Twittering Airplanes
Lufthansa MySkyStatus Lets Passengers Auto-Tweet Their Current Position In-Fl
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Twitter Cooking Tips
Twitter Cooking Tips
Rick Bayless Lets Tweeps Pick His Pro Chef Brain
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Twitter-Fueled TV Launches
Twitter-Fueled TV Launches
P. Diddy Leverages His 227,000 Followers for "P. Twitty TV"
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Twittering Football Teams
Twittering Football Teams
NFL's Green Bay Packers Formally Adopt Social Networking Tools
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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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Invite Friends, Get Free Designer Shoes
Invite Friends, Get Free Designer Shoes
Shoes! Facebook Application
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Lyrical Social Media Guides
Lyrical Social Media Guides
#SongTitlesasTwitterTips Lampoons the Endless Stream of Twitter Tips
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Facebook House Swaps
Facebook House Swaps
Use the Facebook Shared Porch to List and Rent Vacation Homes
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Twitter Banking
Twitter Banking
The Quickest Way to Bank Online or on Your Mobile
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Postmortem Messaging
Postmortem Messaging
Twitter & Facebook Launch 'Webwill' for Dead Online Lovers
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Facebook for Humanitarianism
Facebook for Humanitarianism
A Million Voices Against FARC
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Twittering Eco-Taxis
Twittering Eco-Taxis
Just Tweet to Book a Cab Ride With Greentomatocars
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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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Tweet Engagements
Tweet Engagements
See the Impact of Twitter and 140 Characters
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Collaborative Twitter Fundraising
Collaborative Twitter Fundraising
PayPal, eBay & MillerCoors Step Up to #BeatCancer
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Twitter Message Boards
Twitter Message Boards
Tweetboard Brings Twitter Conversations to Your Site
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Social Cartoon Lessons
Social Cartoon Lessons
'Twouble With Twitter' Viral Teaches You About The Twittersphere
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Twitter Sing-Alongs
Twitter Sing-Alongs
‘Billie Tweets' is a Tribute to Michael Jackson
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Crowd-Powered Consumerism
Crowd-Powered Consumerism
JustBought.It Combines Twitter, Google Maps & TwitPic
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Twitter Newspapers
Twitter Newspapers
USA Today's Del Jones Uses Tweets as Only Source
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Magical Twitter Promos
Magical Twitter Promos
Cast Spells on Your Followers With Harry Potter on Twitter
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Vanity URL Mania
Vanity URL Mania
Facebook's Custom Usernames Prompt a Bevy of Silly Suggestions
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Twitter-Inspired Dictionaries
Twitter-Inspired Dictionaries
140pedia Defines the World in 140 Characters or Less
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Real-Time PowerPoint Tweets
Real-Time PowerPoint Tweets
Make Presentations Go Live With the Twitter PowerPoint Plugin
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Twitter-Inspired Calendars
Twitter-Inspired Calendars
The ‘Status Calendar' Lets You Update Your Offline Activiti
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Analyze Your Beauty on Facebook
Analyze Your Beauty on Facebook
Nip/Tuck Golden Ratio Application
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