Thursday, May 14, 2009

New uses for Twitter

Two interesting yet not totally unexpected uses for Twitter arrived in my inbox this morning.

First up is career based.

Dutch company Energize is looking to hire some key people and has set up their job application page to look like something from Twitter.

Applicants need to submit why they're the right person for the job in 140 characters or less.

Sounds a bit gimmicky to me but I guess it's no different to pitching a movie using just a poster line or soundbite.

This morning's other Twitter derivative comes from Canadian dating service Radaroo.

People looking to find a potential partner sign up by sending a Tweet that mentions their sex, their sexual orientation, stuff they're interested in and even things they might like to do on a first date.

Sounds like a lot to squeeze into 140 characters, but obviously preferable to meeting someone in a cafe and listening to them drone on and on about themselves.

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