One tweet referred to 'blowing up balloons for Carers Week', while another read: 'Sean has just finished cutting and edging Droylsden bowling green.'
The move emulated a hugely successful exercise by Greater Manchester Police in 2010.
John Taylor, deputy leader of Tameside Borough Council, said: 'It's important that people understand the services the council provides.'
London Communications Agency director Luke Blair said in this week's public sector column: 'It is hard to fault the Twitterthon ...
Other councils, particularly in London, should follow Tameside's example.'