I was searching the SXSW pages, lamenting the fact that I will not be there, searching for new sites and ideas. I discovered the site Snap Goods. I was intrigued, so I checked them out and was pleased by the experience their page provided.
They created a platform to provide “local goods on demand”. They promote that we should “own less and do more”. It is a neat site that is well organized and easy to post and find products.
Here’s the exciting part. I went to Twitter to spread the good word and was amazed by their response. They replied with this tweet. Notice a few things about this tweet:
- It was posted exactly 30 minutes after my tweet
- It acknowledged my tweet and suggested I’d like the next version
- It provided the Twitter handle of a user who is located near me who would want to rent something I own!
I am confused, awestruck, impressed, and a little creeped out all at the same time. I am not aware of any Twitter platform that could automatically generate this (though the reply at exactly 30 minutes later is a little suspect). How did they know I would have a Kurt Kinetic indoor bike trainer? Is this merely luck on their part, a brilliant program, or creative people hard at work? Judging by their blog it looks like they are just hard working, smart people. The user handle referenced in the tweet is for their CEO. Kudos.
View their site: www.snapgoods.com