Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mount Dora appears in the Twitterverse!

Social media is all the rage these days and taking top headlines is the micro-blogging site known as Twitter. Twitter allows instant "real time" communication between individuals and businesses. In March of 2008 it was reported that there were 1 million + Twitter users and over 3 million Twitter messages per day. No one seems to know for sure but some reports estimate Twitter users to exceed 33 million and there is no sign of that slowing down anytime soon.

A few Mount Dora business owners have caught on to the social media phenomena and have jumped in full force. Pure Aveda Salonspa was one of the first to get on board with Twitter and currently has over 800 loyal followers. The advantage to their Twitter followers is special offerings and coupons not available to the general public. You may follow PureAveda Salonspa on twitter at this link: and the Mt Dora Sushi company recently joined the Twitterverse and are experiencing rapid growth in their numbers of followers on an hourly basis. Their combined competitive spirits have them in a tight race as they each close in on 3,000 followers. Slight edge to Mt Dora Sushi as of this afternoon. By the time this Blog is posted both will be well on the way to 4,000 followers and counting. Follow on twitter at this link: Follow Mt Dora Sushi Co. on twitter at this link:

The leader of the pack with over 3,000 followers and counting is Twitter veteran Rachelle Lucas. Rachelle is co-owner of the Tremain Street Cottages & She promotes herself and her various blogs ( & videography expertise through her Twitter account. Rachelle has recently been working for the Travel Channel making travel videos of Florida destination cities, she will be notifying her followers through Twitter when Travel Channel plans to air the videos. You may follow Rachelle at this Twitter link:

Most recently joining the Twitterverse in Mount Dora are; Euro Donnelly Footwear at, the Mount Dora Ghost Walk at, the Mount Dora Center for the Arts at
We are certain these will not be the last Mount Dora businesses to embrace the rising tide of social media.

Since joining Twitter last month I have made invaluable contacts that otherwise may never have happened. For instance, the Orlando Animal Crazy columnist is coming up next weekend to cover the Yappy Hour event for a story, the Orlando Sentinel Orlando Tourist Spots Examiner columnist is including a pet-friendly story about Mount Dora in an upcoming edition and Tampa Bay on air personality and author Jaden Hair is scheduled to visit Mount Dora in mid-July for a Tampa Tribune story and scouting for a possible TV Show for her daytime series in Tampa. All of this from the Twitterverse and absolutely free. It is the ultimate form of networking to be sure!

Welcome to Twitter Mount Dora,

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