Twitter was made for Halloween. Or at least it seems like it. Here are ten ways you can shake things up this Halloween by trick or tweeting:
1. Pre-Tweet. Before you roam the streets to collect candied goods, show off your costume on Twitter, using a photo service like TwitPic. Ask for feedback and reactions. Is it scary enough? Is it too scary? Let others know what you’re doing so they won’t make the mistake of wearing the same costume. If your costume completely disguises you, pre-tweeting it will help your friends find you in the crowd. Also, it’s not a bad idea to let your tweeps know your favorite kind of candy. They might stock up on it just for you.
2. Party Search. Look for local parties and events by using services like TwitterLocal. Ask your friends about the biggest attractions in town, or just watch what they’re saying and surprise them by showing up.
3. Make it match. Transform your Twitter profile for the day to make it match your costume. Add a scary photo for your icon and choose a spooky background. Find some Twallpaper here.
4. Pre-Shock. Planning to go trick or treating as a group? Shock your friends by using TweetLater to send them a tweet from you while you’re standing next to them.
5. Capture the costumes. Make Halloween fun for your friends who are stuck at home with nothing to do. TwitPic the best costumes you see all night and ask them to vote on their favorites.
6. Share the wealth. Social networks are all about sharing, after all. Tweet about the best places to get candy, recording house numbers for the sake of accuracy. Tweet about the most unique candies you find and the tastiest. And after you’re done, tweet about the quantities of candy you don’t like and see if anyone wants to take the nasty stuff off your hands.
7. Start a trend. Crank the scare up all the way and start a trending topic such as: #ScarriestThingIEverDid or #WorstCostumeIdeas.
8. Live-tweet. If you’re going through a haunted house, tweet about what you see and how many times you gasp. The suspense in itself is a killer.
9. Mask yourself. Halloween is all about being mysterious, right? Use an anonymous twitter service, like TweetFromBelow to spook your tweeps by revealing facts about them or send scary messages.
10. Quote, quote, quote. While you’re walking door to door, listen to the chatter from your fellow Halloweeners. Tweet the spookiest and strangest things you hear passing trick or treaters say.