Thursday, October 18, 2007

Technology Review: What Is He Doing?

Extensive Technology Review article about Evan Williams and Twitter 

But Twitter seems to be it. The idea behind the service is simple: people compose 140-­character updates about themselves, ostensibly answering the question "What are you doing?" Users can post their updates by text-­messaging from cell phones, by logging on to the ­Twitter website, or by using desktop software such as instant-­messaging tools. Messages (also known as ­twitters, twits, and tweets) can be private, sent only to friends or groups of friends, or they can appear on Twitter's home page for all to see. ­Twitter has been so successful that last April, ­Williams spun it out into its own company.

Technology Review: What Is He Doing?

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