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.