The service, operating as a sort-of-centralised SMS message that allows … interested parties to read should they be so inclined, has grown with the smartphone generation as communications go mobile and users become addicted to sending and receiving real-time updates.
Blamed for facilitating the breaking of so-called super-injunctions, helping celebrities land themselves in trouble but often the source of news on worldwide events before it hits the major newswires, Twitter divides opinion thanks to the diversity of its users.
Since the beginning of the year, Twitter has launched a native Mac application, smashed its New Year tweet record, started to roll out crowdsourced regional translations, made available HTTPS access, celebrated its fifth birthday, wrestled with the DickBar (QuickBar) and made available a slick new HTML5 mobile interface.
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