Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Twitter and its findings

I only really got into Twitter a few weeks ago. Upto now i’ve won 3 books by either following people or retweeting.

Anyway my 3rd book win was this morning. The book publishers “tweeted” all the names of the winners, including my name. One of the other names stood out because its actually the nickname i’m known as, so i had a look at her profile and discovered she is from East Yorkshire like myself.

We got chatting and she mentioned the town she lives in and i told her my Dad was born there and then I mentioned the house he lived in… What do you know, This lady has a older brother who married my cousin!!!

What’s the chances of me finding a relation on Twitter like this?

We both can’t believe it, its brilliant.


  1. Small world, huh? Congrats on your Tweet win.

  2. wow - amazing!! send me the books when you've read them!! Boot sale! ;o)

    good one Trace

  3. It's a small world, Tracey!!!

    Enjoy all your lucky book wins!

  4. 6 degrees of separation and all that.

    Some years ago when I'd just started at the company I work at I got friendly with a guy from Liverpool. We would have lunch and chat away. One Friday I said... "What you doing at the weekend?" "Going to my brothers wedding" he replied. So we talked about where the wedding was to be etc. and then he talked about his brother's fiance... turned out she had sat at the desk next to me at one point in my previous job! Small world indeed.

  5. Tracey, I continue to be amazed at what I learn from fellow bloggers.I have not yet 'discovered' Twitter for myself
    Congratulations on your good fortune.

  6. I've not really bothered with Twitter.I had no idea you could WIN things on it. This is now a serious business - I must investigate! Anyway, well done. What a coincidence about your new Twitter friend. Isn't it a small world?

  7. It is a small world, isn't it?
    I am so pleased you found a cousin & hope you have lots of things in common & that it is the beginning of a good friendship.
    I don't Twitter at all!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May