Friday, 7 September 2007

Twitter news email from Biz Stone - Twitter Search, Mobile Twitter and new cool stuff!

Hello Twitter-ers,

We've launched a new area of our web site featuring different ways you can interact with Twitter. Our friends at Stamen Design created a particularly engaging application called Blocks--an interactive way to discover people on Twitter. Special thanks to Motorola for
their sponsorship of this launch. There will be more cool stuff here in the future so please come on by and check it out.

Explore Twitter:

Are You Mobile?

Sure, Timbaland and his MTV pals Twitter by txt but you don't have to be a rock star to send and receive Twitter updates on the fly. If you normally use Twitter over the web, why not switch things up? Activate your mobile phone to work with Twitter so you can send and receive updates anytime, anywhere.

Activate your phone:

Vegas, Baby!

Twitter will be in Las Vegas hobnobbing with some of your favorite musicians and artists at the Video Music Awards starting tomorrow and going all weekend. The MTV folks made arrangements to have a bunch of cool artists Twittering away. If you want to follow these
artists as they party in Vegas, just text FOLLOW VMA to 40404. Or visit the profile.


What Happened This Morning?

We were performing optimizations to make Twitter faster and more reliable and it took longer than expected. We scheduled some downtime for the wee hours of the morning but the work spilled over into normal human daytime. Hopefully, this didn't put too much of a crimp in your Twittering style. The good news is we got the work done and Twitter is better for it.

Search Twitter

Recently, we've launched search so you can find more folks to follow or even discover people you didn't know were on Twitter. We also built an easy way to find out who from your Gmail Address book is already on Twitter. To use either of these new features, click the "Find & Invite" link at the top of of the Twitter web site.

Find & Invite:

Other Cool Stuff

There's a geeky new show premiering later this month on NBC and the character Twitters:

Reactee has created an easy way to make your own t-shirts
customized with your Twitter username:

71Miles is using Twitter to send exclusive, limited discounts to
classy resorts and spas in California:

Okay, that's all for now. Gotta get back to work.

Happy Twittering,

Biz Stone and the Twitter Team

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