When I was younger Father Christmas was someone who I posted a letter to in the North Pole around late November time and if I was lucky my parents would take me to a department store to visit him in his Grotto.
Now Santa is on Twitter, talks to you through apps and there is even a Santa that even decides if you’ve been naughty or nice based on your tweets through out the year. For an old man he’s certainly no technophobe!
First there is Social Santa who decides if you’ll be receiving a lovely gift or a piece of coal by analysing your Social Media posts. Looks like I won’t be expecting much come Christmas Day then. Check your profile here with Social Santa.
‘Be good or Father Christmas won’t come’ is a line that every parent repeats during the lead up to Christmas and now they have some back up in the form of an app. Portable North Pole or PNP is an app which you can download and personalise inputting your child’s name, any details about them and something good or naughty they have done. When they then watch this Father Christmas greets them by their name and repeats all the information you have given leaving your child wondering how on earth Santa knows and hopefully stopping any bad behaviour. There is also a website version too.
When it comes to Twitter, it seems Santa has many alias’ but all with the same motto to spread Christmas cheer for all to hear! So here are three of the best Santa’s on Twitter.
@OfficialSanta with the 21k followers seems to be the most popular with a number of celebrities following him also.
Coming in a close second is @NorthPolePost – he seems to take a holiday throughout the year tweeting mainly in December in the run up to Christmas.
And thirdly it is simply @Santa with the most followers, a total of 77,000, this Santa tweets historic photos, humorous posts, relevant news and cheeky tweets to celebs he is definitely worth a follow.
Merry Christmas from us all here at The Social Shop – and remember Santa has eyes everywhere!