We’re boom-bap dinosaurs but that doesn’t mean we’re blind to Web 2.0 developments. For those of you who already know and overstand the Twitter phenomenon, you now have the option of following our blog updates. From now on, we’ll be wherever you are – at the bodega purchasing Honeybuns, on line outside the UTFO Reunion Concert, or trying to avoid Percee P. Either click on the big Twitter logo above or point your browsers over here – http://twitter.com/troyblog
For the rest of you, wrap your heads around this:
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.
Updates are displayed on the user’s profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. The sender can restrict delivery to those in his or her circle of friends (delivery to everyone being the default). Users can receive updates via the Twitter website, SMS, RSS, email or through an application such as Twitterrific or Facebook. For SMS, four gateway numbers are currently available: short codes for the United States, Canada, and India, as well as a United Kingdom-based number for international use. Several third parties offer posting and receiving updates via email.
As of July 2008, over 2,200,000 accounts were registered.