Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Twitter Looks to Widen Appeal - WSJ.com

More than 140 characters required to describe the changes underway at Twitter

While Twitter has more than 200 million registered accounts, it doesn't say how many are active users. Users discuss a variety of topics, but some people—especially adults—view the service as a vehicle for celebrities to broadcast their thoughts online.

Twitter wants to show how the service works to first-time users by highlighting tweets from people in their geographic regions, such as local politicians and musicians, when they first sign on, people familiar with the matter said.

Twitter Looks to Widen Appeal - WSJ.com

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