Life is tweet: How the Twitter family infiltrated our cultural world | Technology | The Observer

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Prevail Whale by lemasney via Flickr

In class tonight, we talked a little bit(ter) about twitter. For those of you interested in why Twitter is taking off, here’s some backstory. Oh, and if you want to follow me, http://www.twitter.com/lemasney

For those unacquainted (or “twirgins”), Twitter is a social networking service that combines elements of blogging and texting by allowing its users to send updates to their friends (or “followers”) via the web or mobile phone in messages (or “tweets”) of up to 140 characters each. Unlike Facebook, anyone on Twitter can follow your updates. The service, created in 2006 by San Francisco-based whizz kids Jack Dorsey, 31, and Biz Stone, 34, now relays up to 3 million tweets a day and is one of the fastest growing websites in the UK.

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