Twitter Stories: The Power of a Single Tweet

Twitter Stories: The Power of a Single Tweet

Julienne Lin
Nov 4, 2011

Although there are still skeptics out there who question the value of Twitter, the micro-blogging service is meant to be one of the best ways to discover what's new in a world curated by topics you care about. Twitter Stories is a new site that collects some of the most compelling stories that began with a tweet, from 100 Twitter followers being invited to dinner at a New England Patriot's home to someone getting a kidney transplant as a result from a tweet.

Here are some of our favorite Twitter Stories on the site, which we would also like to mention, has a great interface.

For the sports fans:
Chad Ochocinco: Treated 100 of his followers to a seafood dinner with a surprise invitation on Twitter.
Here's an NFL player who truly appreciates his fans. Over the spring, Chad Ochocinco sent a dinner invitation to his fans on Twitter, all 2.8 million of them. 100 showed up and got to meet the wide receiver who has 66 career touchdowns and over 10,000 yards.

For the fashionistas:
Burberry: Shared all the London Fashion Week looks before they hit the runway.
Fashion previews have always been reserved for industry insiders. Burberry shook things up by tweeting photos of every look their models had on before going on the runway, giving their followers a first glimpse of their lineup before those at the show sitting in the front row.

For everyone:
Chris Strouth: Tweeted "sh*t, I need a kidney" then got one.
The story goes, Chris Strouth had a kidney disease that was getting worse and sent out the tweet, prompting 19 people to offer to look for a match within a few days. An acquaintance of Chris's saw the tweet, got tested, discovered he was a match and donated his kidney to Chris.

Twitter is gathering more stories with @TwitterStories. Tweet at them or with the hashtag #twitterstories to share yours.

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