5 Interesting Things Regarding Twitter

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Not that this is an uncommon phenomenon these days, but there are quite a few Twitter-related news items floating around. I’d like to share some quick notes about five of them.

1. Twitter has surpassed the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal in traffic. This is particularly fascinating given the whole state of the news industry.

2. Twitter has launched full two-way SMS support for Telus, Virgin Moible, and Koodo Mobile, which means Twitter is available on every major operator in Canda. "That means pretty much every mobile phone user in Canada has the ability to send and receive Twitter updates via SMS," says Biz Stone.

3. One of Twitter’s "trending topics" is #twitterpornnames. Aurora Dizon at PC World writes:

The porn names game has a few variations, but the information that all of the versions elicit is the same. To find your "porn name" you are asked to take the name of your first pet, and combine it with the street you grew up on or your mother’s maiden name. Silly, sure. But look more closely: All of these are common security questions. By playing the game, you could be revealing private information that Web scoundrels could potentially use to access your online accounts and bank information.

Also beware of giving out you email address in Tweets.

4. Astronauts are preparing to tweet from Space. @Astro_Mike is an astronaut who blasted off with his crew yesterday and will be tweeting from earth obrit.

Astro Mike

5. Lyris has launched a "Twitter Guage." According to MediaPost, Lyris says its HQ system now "allows marketers to leverage Twitter as part of their integrated marketing repertoire, expanding their ability to reach and engage with customers, prospects and followers in real-time."

5 Interesting Things Regarding Twitter
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    I believe it hasn’t been since the Yo-Yo that such a product was released to the public that spurred such creativity and inspired countless “How-To-Use” books. Are kids going to school and showing off how they use Twitter to their friends? Their creators certainly have something in common. They both invented it and were like, “heh heh, hey this is cool…. kinda fun….” and then BLAMMO everyone knows you.

    That’s what intrigues me.

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    I think that it becomes more and more obvious each day now that Twitter is an ever growing enormous enabling service for anything, what some people fancy the weakness of Twitter (lack of extra features) turns out to be the reason it grows in such a rapid speed; Twitter is a tool useful for a lot of different things and the simplicity of the service in combination with API:s enables us as users to get even more 3rd party services which, sometimes, adds value to us. The next big fight for Twitter will probably be spam, porn and security breaches (or at least will they be of bigger importance the bigger the Twitter Universe becomes).

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