It’s true, almost everyone has a Twitter account and choosing who to follow can be overwhelming. Do you really want to know who Charlie Sheen dressed up as for Halloween (FYI he wore a $3000 life-like replica mask of his own face) or are you after a more virtuous Twitter relationship? If it’s the latter, you should follow @TwitterStories.
Twitter Stories is an initiative by Twitter which encourages users to share real life instances where Twitter has helped them. Basically it’s like a Barbara Walters’ 20/20 interview in 140 characters. Chris Strouth from Minneapolis tweeted “sh*t I need a kidney”, when he needed a transplant, and got one. Aaron Durand from Oregon saved his mother’s bookstore from closing when he promised to buy customers who spent $50 at her shop a burrito. And Ravi Mina a frustrated commuter from California started @caltrain, which has grown into viral public transport doctrine, sharing train cancellation, delay and disruption updates.