Best Twitter Feeds for the Recession

by Laura Rich on April 8, 2009 in Culture,Lifestyle,Money,News,Work

twitter 150Still getting used to the verb “tweet?” It seems like practically everyone is Twittering.

If you haven’t set up a Twitter account yet, here’s a good reason to do so: people are putting great information out there that can help you get through the recession. Everything from finding a job to shopping deals and the latest recession news. We combed the Twittersphere to find useful, unique and consistent feeds.

Just click on the links below, and then click the “Follow” button at the top of each page. Voila: your own customized Twitter guide to the recession. (You can also sign up with Recessionwire on Twitter for our own daily updates on surviving and thriving in the recession.) If you find others you like, let us know in the comments section below.

Jobs
MicroJobs

Bills itself
:
“Recruiters begin their tweets with @Microjobs, and then submit. The @Microjobs account automatically tweets out requests to its growing network of job seekers.” http://mashable.com/2009/03/13/twitter-jobs/
Typical Tweet
:
From @joshstomel: com Looking for a KILLER WEB PRODUCT MANAGER IN REDWOOD CITY!!!!

JobAngels
Bills itself
:
Welcome to the #jobangels movement where we ask you to simply help one person find a job!
Typical Tweet
:
CT Angels, @shawnsandi is a marketing and comms professional looking for work in CT, but will relocate. Let’s help him out! #jobangels

Saving Money
AlmostFrugal

Bills itself
:
3 kids, 4 cats, 1 husband. Full time mom, full time student, full time writer. I’m not a frugal diva nor a personal finance queen. I’m just Almost Frugal.
Typical Tweet
:
Share This Thursday: No Spending Days (or Months!): It goes to figure that one of the best ways to save money is.. http://tinyurl.com/cytpro

frugalhero
Bills itself:

Money-saving Tips
Typical Tweet
:
Cheap and Natural Cleaning Supplies http://tinyurl.com/d5k6dd

CheapTweet
Bills itself
:
We search Twitter for great sales & deals. We have more than 230,000 deals on our site and send a DM when we find your deals. Not a bot! Tweets by Jenn.
Typical Tweet
:
Here’s a new 30% off coupon for Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy – http://cheaptweet.com/t/o6o0f6 (thanks @ThriftyChicMom!)

News
RecessionNews

Bills itself
:
Latest Recession / Depression News, Views & Debate from Ruth O’Brien & Alex St. Kitts
Typical Tweet
:
The US gov’s auto industry taskforce has shockd investrs, suggestin that a quick surgical bankruptcy may be best chance 4 industry 2 survive

Humor
MsPinkSlip

Bills itself
:
Giving unemployment a sense of humor
Typical Tweet
:
Dang–if you own a GM or Ford car and you’re jobless, you’ve hit the jackpot! http://tinyurl.com/dzbwwk

Food
BrokeAssGourmet

Bills itself
:
Bio good food for your broke ass
Typical Tweet
:
Pantry Spaghetti: http://tinyurl.com/djot6r

Shopping
Recessionista

Bills itself
:
Author of The Recessionista™ Blog. Web marketing maven & frugal fashionista looking to connect with others who love fashion and great bargains!
Typical Tweet
:
More on swapping, not shopping: http://tinyurl.com/c9jlc5

Connection
LaidOffCamp

Bills itself
:
An ad-hoc gathering of unemployed and nontraditionally employed people (including freelancers, entrepreneurs and startups) who want to share ideas and learn.
Typical Tweet
:
RT @jobsearchninja Lots of scams out there taking advantage of unemployed. Here are some tips on not falling prey: http://tinyurl.com/ahcex7

STR_Team
Bills itself
:
We’ve organized a universal hub dedicated to providing all visitors with guidelines and support in order to survive this unprecedented recession.
Typical Tweet
:
How To Make Smart Decisions That Benefit You in The Long Run http://tinyurl.com/dz3u84

Not to Be Missed
Lifehacker

Bills itself
:
Don’t live to geek; geek to live.

Typical Tweet
:
Top 10 Home Office Hacks http://tinyurl.com/cps5ay

Recessionwire
Bills itself
:
This is us! Please follow us on Twitter to get the latest headlines, plus “retweets” on related topics.

Typical Tweet
:
Out of work? Hang out your shingle. Here’s how, from really great site/org @collectivee http://tinyurl.com/d7vspp

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