Seven festive social media tricks

by Sarah Steel

So it’s just a month until Christmas. Ready yet..? Nope, me neither. And with barely enough hours in the day to do it all, I’m thinking hard about how I can make use of social media and mobile commerce to get Christmas sorted. Here’s my list so far:

  1. Sneak a peak at the twitter and facebook postings of my family and friends to get some crafty present ideas
  2. Use an online shared calendar to take some of the pressure out of scheduling all those pre-christmas drinks, post-christmas meals and family get-togethers
  3. Create some extra shopping time by buying online from my mobile phone in my lunch hour
  4. Use social bookmarking to save time tracking down the best Christmas events and bargains
  5. Tweet a request for gift ideas for my 92-year-old adrenaline junkie grandmother
  6. Buy my husband an iPhone (hey, did I write that?)
  7. Search for an online travel agent and bag a last-minute Caribbean Christmas cruise. Send friends and family a “Happy Christmas from Trinidad” email from my smart phone, and relax.

Got any more ideas? Share your suggestions below.

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