Apartment Therapy has a nice piece about using your Twitter feed to follow local businesses and events. A commenter notes that often local businesses and restaurants have giveaways via Twitter and Facebook. So, you can support the corner cafe or independent bookstore and maybe win something to boot!
While we’re on the topic, does your neighborhood use social media like Twitter or Facebook? I know my neighborhood has an FB group, but I don’t think it’s very active. Any examples out there of neighborhoods getting social online?