Australian Twitterers Can Now Easily Find Locals

    August 26, 2009
    Chris Crum

Twitterers in Australia will be happy to know that TwellowHood, the Twellow feature that allows Twitterers to connect with people in their own area, is now available in Australia. Previously, it has been available in the US and Canada, and will continued to be expanded to other parts of the world.

If you are unfamiliar with Twellow, think about it as a yellow-pages service for finding people on Twitter.  You can search for things or browse the directory to find people who tweet about the topics you are interested in. This is a WebProNews service.

"Being able to offer Australia is a great addition to Twellowhood, and we’re pleased to be able to bring this functionality to our Australian users," says Matthew Daines, Twellow’s lead developer.

Australian states and territories included in the service are:

– Australian Capital Territory
– New South Wales
– Northern Territory
– Queensland
– South Australia
– Tasmania
– Victoria
– Western Australia

"We hope to be bringing other countries online soon as well," says Daines. "Twitter is a phenomenon without borders, so we want to cater to those around the world that make it a great place to find people."

TwellowHood is an incredibly useful tool for Twitter users, because it brings Twitter closer to home. It makes it easier to find people you know or local businesses/organizations you wish to stay updated on.