101 Uses for Twitter

The following list was created by Jeff Cohen, who blogs at DigitalPapercuts.com, and Kipp Bodnar, who blogs at DigitalCapitalism.com, and yes, it is completely coincidental that both blogs have digital as the first word. Since Twitter is still on the top of everyone’s mind, we thought it would be a good time to document 101 uses for Twitter. Since this list was meant to be both fun and educational, we want you to share it with your readers and indicate how you have used Twitter. There are certainly many other uses for Twitter, but we wanted to compile a list that could be created in under one hour. Please feel free to add your own uses in the comments.

The rules for this post are the following:

1. Please post this on your blog in its entirety
2. Bold or underline your uses for Twitter
3. Add the tag twitter101 to the post
4. Make sure you link back to both of the originating posts: Kipp’s and Jeff’s
5. Add a comment to this post if you like
6. Tweet your post with the hashtag #twitter101

101 Uses for Twitter
1. Answer the Question “What are you doing?”
2. Tell Your Friends Your Going To Jail
3. Alert Your Family That your Plane Has Crash Landed in The Husdon
4. Explain To The World What You’re Eating
5. Announce You’re Currently Peeing
6. Your Chair Can Tell The World You’re Farting
7. Plants Can Tweet You For More Water
8. Say Something That Gets You Fired
9. Gather A Group Of Friends For Drinks
10. Say Something That Gets A Job Offer Pulled
11. Say Something That Angers a Client
12. Complain about a Product or Service
13. Ask for Free Stuff
14. Obsess about Bacon
15. Tweet for Your Dog or Cat
16. Showcase an Endless Array of Self-Portraits
17. Meet People at a Concert
18. Share News
19. Report from a Natural Disaster
20. Pimp Your Blog Links
21. Pimp Your Mom
22. Ask for 1,000,000 Followers
23. Announce the Song You are Listening To
24. Tell People How Awesome Your Macbook Is
25. Wonder How This Twitter Thing Works
26. Gratuitous Cursing
27. Comment That You Are Sitting At Your Desk
28. Make Fun of People Who Use PCs
29. Complain about How Facebook is Ripping Off Twitter
30. Wondering if Anyone Uses MySpace Anymore
31. Ask Someone to Marry You
32. Report on Your Blind Date
33. Tell Everyone What You Thought About the Latest Blockbuster Movie
34. Spoil The Ending of a TV Show
35. Thank Someone for Great Customer Service
36. Complain About Bad Customer Service
37. Bemoan The Fact That Traditional Media Doesn’t Get It
38. Share Speaker’s Quotes from Conference
39. Make Fun of People Who Are Not at SXSW
40. Revel That You are Not at SXSW
41. Tell People How Wasted You Are
42. Talk about the Weather
43. Share Heartwarming Stories About Your Kids
44. Link to Photos of Your Vacation
45. Use a Location-Based Service to Tell Everyone about Your Latte, including a photo and a map
46. Post Cute Pictures of Your Pets
47. Meet Members of Your Local Community
48. Sell Stuff
49. Buy Stuff
50. Promote Events
51. Crowdsource Ideas for Things You Get Paid to Know
52. Hire A Freelancer
53. Report on Terrorist Activity
54. Name Drop People You’ve Only Met Online
55. Name Drop People You Are Having Lunch With
56. Send A Message To The President
57. Talk About Which Twitter Desktop App You’re Using
58. Talk About Snuggies
59. Use Stupid Shorthand such as: nom nom, lol, FTW, WTF, etc…
60. Try to Make Others Jealous of How Awesome your City is
61. Pimp The Latest Sci-Fi Trailer
62. Tracking Trends
63. Announce Your Plane has Landed: Wheels Down
64. Review Movies
65. Tell A Story
66. Make a Public Apology
67. Admit You Did Something Stupid
68. Ask for Computer Help
69. Complain about Battery Life
70. Pitch Your Startup to Scoble and Techcrunch
71. Make New Friends
72. Exclaim the Guy/Girl Across the Room is Hot!
73. Argue Politics
74. Wish Twitterville Good Morning
75. Tell your Followers to Have a Good Day
76. Tell the Twitterverse Goodnight
77. Share Quotes
78. Express Your Belief in a Higher Power
79. Avoid Sending E-mail
80. Learn
81. Listen
82. Ask for Help
83. Raise Money for a Charity
84. Share Stats of Social Media’s Growth
85. Auto-Pimp your New Twitter App
86. Auto-DM Welcome New Followers
87. Get a Date
88. Ask for Travel Recommendations
89. Share What You’re Reading Offline
90. Provide Traffic Updates
91. Talks Sports and Update Scores
92. Share Recipes
93. Tell Someone You’re Running Late
94. Find and Share Funny Videos
95. Talk to Your Boss
96. Train Surgeons
97. Make Yourself Look Smart
98. Change the World
99. Bash Microsoft
100. Express your Undying Love for Twitter
101. Retweet

So after a quick count it seems I have done 64 of the #Twitter101. How many have you done?

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18 Responses to “101 Uses for Twitter”

  1. 101 Uses for Twitter: http://bit.ly/CJC8I I have done 64 of the 101. What about you? #twitter101

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  2. This is good…. RT @kbodnar32: 101 Uses for Twitter: http://bit.ly/CJC8I #twitter101

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  3. 101 Uses for Twitter: http://tinyurl.com/chqolv We have done about 12! What about you? #twitter101

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  4. I’ve donel only 31. RT @kbodnar32: 101 Uses for Twitter: http://bit.ly/CJC8I I have done 64 of the 101. What about you? #twitter101

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  5. This is fun, I’ve only done 39 – 101 Uses for Twitter by @dgtlpapercuts & @kbodnar32 – http://bit.ly/rnjTp #twitter101

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  6. Oh #hilarityensues, I think I’ll have to do this soon as well, though I don’t think I’ll hit quite as high a score.

    Adam Covati’s last blog post..Twitter is more like “What’s important right now”

    This comment was originally posted on http://socialwayne.com/)“>Social Wayne

  7. Great idea guys, here’s my post: http://bit.ly/gW4VQ I’ve done 75 of the 101 Uses for Twitter :) #twitter101

  8. Uses For Twitter | Digital Capitalism http://bit.ly/15AAaV

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  9. Ginny: Thanks for joining in the fun. I thought you would like this list.
    Jeff

    This comment was originally posted on http://www.ginnyfromtheblog.com/)“>Ginny From The Blog

  10. This is fun, I’ve only done 39 – 101 Uses for Twitter by @dgtlpapercuts & @kbodnar32 – http://bit.ly/rnjTp #twitter101

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  11. Funny RT @DeirdreReid: This is fun, I’ve only done 39/101 Uses for Twitter by @dgtlpapercuts & @kbodnar32 – http://bit.ly/rnjTp #twitter101

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  12. Thanks for the Twitter tips – people often ask me what the purpose of Twitter is and this gives some great responses for when people ask that!

    This comment was originally posted on http://www.ginnyfromtheblog.com/)“>Ginny From The Blog

  13. @kesuing just keep people updated as to what you are doing. Or http://digitalcapitalism.com/2009/04/101-uses-for-twitter/

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  14. Cool Meme type post, I’ll have to add it to my blog as well.


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