Need a Parking Spot at the Mall? Check Twitter

Shoppers at St. Vital Centre were directed to available parking spots by Winnipeg police officers earlier this week. Shoppers in Minneapolis can simply check their cell phone, thanks to Twitter.

The Mall of America started tweeting their parking situation on December 19 to help out last-minute shoppers.

Tweets will be sent out 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through January 1, 2010 at a rate of about one tweet per hour.

Neat idea.

Kildonan Place is already on Twitter. Next year’s social media marketing strategy perhaps?