Twitter launches SXSW recruitment/stalking tool

Twitter launches SXSW recruitment/stalking tool

Twitter has just launched a rather cool way for geeks at South By South West to get hired by the company.

Twitter @ SXSW displays a map of where Twitter staff are in Austin. If you want to pitch yourself for a job with them, just see where they’re tweeting from and hunt them down. Nifty!

Another conference. “Great.”

This one’s different, trust us. Our new event for New York is focused on quality, not quantity.

There’s even a tool to narrow down your options. If you’re good at ‘Supporting a global audience’, then @Trammell is your man for example.

The tool was announced by Twitter’s web engineering lead, Britt Seltvitelle. He wrote: “Just invented with @hoverbird and @k. We want you to work at Twitter! Use it to find us and say hi!”

The move comes as Twitter is in the process of rolling out a map and geotagging capability to its web interface. As yet it only works for users in the USA but should be available everywhere soon.

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