Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (otherwise known as tweets)…
Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (otherwise known as tweets). It works by letting you broadcast a group text message to your friends’ mobile phones from either your own phone, an instant message or an online form. All your notes are then stored and displayed on your personal profile page on the site.
Benji Lanyado recently went on an experimental TwiTrip to Paris with the guardian.co.uk to see if travelling with Twitter could beat the tried and tested guidebooks?
He comments; “Two weeks ago today, we announced our pilot TwiTrip. I was to go to Paris, where I would be at the mercy of Twitter – the micro-blogging site on everybody’s lips and fingertips. I would sling questions into the ether, and Twitter users would send me their recommendations. A week later, I was outside the Gare du Nord, and I was hungry. “Looking for somewhere good to eat near the Gare du Nord. Any ideas?” Within 20 minutes I had 17 suggestions. Some 32 hours, 13 requests and 253 suggestions later, I was on the way home.”
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