Two quite different uses of Twitter popped up in my feeds, and both worth sharing to see the wild diversity of uses of what is effectively a simple communication tool:
First up is the TwitterLotto project (HT to Twitip), which was created by a university student as a marketing experiment which allows you to win a prize simply by following @twterlotto. And as visits to the site’s home page increase, the prize goes up (currently at $23). On December 25, 2009 a winner will be chosen, validated as a real person actively using Twitter and then awarded the cash.
And on the flip side, the impersonator of a political blogger named Donal Blaney is being served an injunction by a law firm – via Twitter! It will be served at 1930BST and will include a link to the text of the full court order. It’s being done this way because the impersonator has remained anonymous – and apparently injunctions can already be served via email in the UK, so it’s not as removed from the norm as you might have thought. (HT BBC/Mashable)