The Querce of Twitter

Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.
- Morpheus

For those who don't see the point of Twitter, let us offer a quick case study.

Foodie blogger Ben lives locally and we discovered eachother via Twitter. Though we've never met the guy, we used Twitter to ask him for his local restaurant recommendations. He scratched his head a bit and confessed there wasn't anywhere he much rated. We tweeted him the link to the review of Le Querce on Brockley Central and he said he'd give it a try.

A few days later, here's his review. A proper one, with pictures and everything. Here's how it begins:

"If – like me – you tend to make dining decisions based on menus and first impressions, you probably wouldn't give Le Querce a second glance.

"Its nondescript exterior does little to mark it out from an unlovely stretch of road and the menu could be culled from any standard Italian you care to choose. Sitting down at pale-wood furniture to quirky crockery, a huge and frankly bizarre sprouting onion and garish offerings on the wall that speak worryingly of "local artist" and you're hardly filled with confidence about the feast to come.

"Happily, though, this is one of the rare occasions were first impressions are misleading and perseverance is comprehensively rewarded."

So Ben has a nice meal, a Brockley treasure gets some more exposure and we each get to link to one-another's website.

Le Querce is good. Ben's blog is good. Twitter is good.

We rest our case.

14 comments:

Ben said...

Thanks Nick. Kind words. Any and all other local recommendations greatly appreciated.

Headhunter said...

Nick, do you get commission from Twitter? You must be their number 1 fan!

Brockley Kate said...

Ben - try Babur!!!!

ade said...

@ben really good review - like you was put off by exterior - def going to give Le Querce a go this weekend:)

Ben said...

Babur is a favourite, Kate. Never seem to get round to writing it up. Will remedy soon...

Anonymous said...

Cinnamons!

spincat said...

Well, I don't personally see why Twitter made things any easier - actually completely baffled as to the useful role it played in this. Nice reveiw though

Brockley Nick said...

Um, spincat, before twitter, I didn't know who ben was and hadn't heard of his blog. I wouldn't have read his comments about local restaurants and wouldn't have thought to send him a link. It just makes everything easier and faster - encouraging the sharing of ideas and information.

But I have updated the introduction to this article, for your benefit ;)

The Cat Man said...

Why does twitter only support vodafone in the uk? I tried to register with my iphone but it did not work :o(

Anonymous said...

If you think twitter is good then it's time to move away from electrical equipment...

Danja said...

Is it better, as good, or worse than Arancia?

Querce, that is.

Anonymous said...

I use Twitter using my orange phone.

spincat said...

...because it isn't the matrix, just a clown on a trick cycle ...and everyone will be embarrassed in a year ...and will be sheepish, like those people who bought betamax ...

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

Twitter might be good but my employer doesn't think so.

Use of both it and of Facebook is not allowed on our company computers.

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