Twitter launched the first in a series of Twitter Stories. Each month, Twitter will display a new collection of Stories about how single tweets have affected users. Each story is to remind users of the humanity behind tweets that make the world smaller. One of the featured Stories on the site is about Aaron Durand, who used Twitter to save his mom's bookstore. The small bookstore in Portland, OR had been hit hard by the economy and Adam wanted to help his mom, but he wasn't sure how. Adam wrote about his mom's plight on his blog, then tweeted it out, adding that he would buy a burrito for anyone who bought $50 worth of books during the holidays at his mom's store. The story was so popular that the tweet reached hundreds of people and business picked up. As the story snowballed on Twitter, the bookstore had its best holiday season ever, and has continued to thrive.
Twitter wants to hear from you if you or someone else have used Twitter in an interesting way. Submit your story by mentioning @twitterstories and include a link to a photo or video that helps illustrate your story.