Friday, April 06, 2007

Technology Review: Is Twitter Here to Stay?

Timely snapshot/reality check 

Twitter members use the company website or their own cell phones to compose missives up to 140 characters in length, almost always answering the trademark Twitter question, "What are you doing?" Once a member submits a message to the site or texts it to the short code 40404 (in the United States), it goes out to the phones and browsers of the people who've joined that member's social network--his or her "followers," in Twitter lingo. Every four minutes, the accumulated messages are also posted briefly to Twitter's public timeline, which anyone can read on the Web.

Source: Technology Review: Is Twitter Here to Stay?

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