Whenever I receive an email notification that someone new is following me on Twitter, I visit their profile page, review their tweets, and if I am interested, click “follow” to begin receiving their updates.
Today I was notified that @230NoSt_Hingham was following me on Twitter. I have family in the next town over from Hingham, so I wondered if they had noticed me tweeting about my favorite local spots in that area.
As it turns out @230NoSt_Hingham is not a person, but a property listing. The bio for the Twitter handle reads “Condo gem for sale in a quaint community that’s walkable and within easy public transit to Boston.”
Is Twitter the new forum for real estate listings?
In my post yesterday, “How Craigslist Killed the Hometown Newspaper”, I commented on the presence of Craigslist in small towns causing a decrease in classifieds (such as real estate listings) in local papers, thus decreasing their revenue.