I use these micro social networking tools because they look interesting and are somewhat fun to use. Perhaps also because I like to live on the edge. On twitter I had been conversing with the Epic Beer guys about the horrible lack of Epic Beer in West Auckland (which incidentally is mainly to do with the strange cartel-esque community licensing trust we have here).
Brightkite is a seemingly pointless location-based micro blog. I happened to be playing with it and checking in at my new work location. Next thing I know, epicbeer tweets to tell me about the great places near by to get my fix:
@nzben hey just up the road at Galbraith’s 2 Mt Eden Rd, is Epic Pale Ale on tap, and at the end of Normanby, La Barrique have it in 6 packs
Awesome. It starts to make sense. Now if only we could get the less savvy retailers onto the bandwagon…