15 January 2009
Twitter is a quick news service that allows mybeerbuzz to post fast one line messages via the web and via text messaging on my cell phone. Once you join twitter (it's free) you can then follow other twitter member's feeds on the web or on your cell phone. If you click on the mybeerbuzz link on the main page twitter feed bar, or go to my twitter page (twitter.com/mybeerbuzz), and join twitter you can click on the follow button to receive my twitter feeds. If you are an existing member you can simply click on "find people" in the main menu bar and type in mybeerbuzz to follow me. Twitter members can put in their cell phone number and get instant cell phone text messages of anyone they follow. If you'd prefer NOT to pay the text messaging charges, you can pull up my twitter feed anytime for free on mybeerbuzz.com pages whether you want to join twitter or not.
So why bother you ask? Well lets say I'm out and about on a Friday night and a great small batch beer comes on tap. I jump on my phone, I type in that info and all of my followers know instantly before the keg kicks. If you're out and about and you see a tap handle change at a mybeerbuzz member bar, twitter that info in and we can all see it (and the main page will update). Lets say I'm at one of our member distributors and I see he's down to the last case of Breakfast Stout....bang I twitter it out.
Come be a twit too!