Twitterers in the UK Can Now Easily Find Locals

    December 18, 2009
    Chris Crum

Twitterers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands 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 these areas. Until now, it has only been available in the US, Canada, and Australia.

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. TwellowHood lets you browse your local area to find poeple on Twitter to connect with. Twellow and TwellowHood are WebProNews services.

"Our team is really pleased to bring Britain and Ireland online with Twellowhood," says Twellow’s lead developer Matthew Daines. "The UK is one of our larger sources of traffic, and this will help our UK, Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands users get better usage out of Twellow. London happens to be my wife’s hometown, so there is some personal satisfaction in it for me. A big thanks also to Chad Sweely of our support staff for helping us round up the data for the region."

Twellowhood in the UK

The region is divided into the following areas:

Northern Ireland
Isle of Man
Channel Islands

Don’t think that TwellowHood will stop with the countries it already supports. "We are looking forward also to expanding into more European countries, as well as looking into some of the larger Asian countries," says Daines.

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 follow.

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