Rumors have been swirling that Twitter will soon be charging companies for their accounts. But charge for what exactly? According to reports, Dell made over $1 million in sales by using Twitter during this past holiday season. While charging might not affect the average person on Twitter, big companies who tweet might be getting an advertising bill. Twitter is essentially a Facebook status message and Facebook allows more characters. Won’t companies just drop Twitter like a bad habit? We think so. And then will that force Twitter to charge the average Joe? We hope not, but if they do, will you pay to tweet?
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Twitter founder Jack Dorsey is getting ready to embark on something new. His announcement came via Twitter, naturally. Dorsey got the tech world talking with his clever tweet, “Getting ready to embark on something new and entirely different. Excited!” And are we ever! Our friends over at Tech Crunch have some inside info on Dorsey’s next venture. According to Tech Crunch, Dorsey is working on a service that allows anyone with an iPhone to become a merchant. The idea is that this will allow any individual to take credit card payments on a mobile device, kind of like what PayPal does for the web. Interesting. What are your thoughts?
With Twitter and FriendFeed taking off, it was just a matter of time before real-time video sharing was made available. Surfing You Tube can be tedious unless you have something specific in mind, but now with You Tube’s new real-time function you and your friends can share videos to each other immediately without having to copy and paste links into IMs or emails. TechCruch took the new You Tube application for a spin. Check it out at the experience at techcrunch.com. Are you going to use You Tube’s Real Time?
As we all know, Iraq is in a state of “rebuilding”. So what will help the war torn country get up to the speed with the rest of the world? Social technology of course! CNN reports that the big guys over at Twitter, WordPress, YouTube, Google and AT&T headed to the Middle East to discuss getting Iraq “in”. As it stands most Iraq citizens have two cell phones to stay connected. Check it out at CNN.com. What do you think? Can the internet save Iraq?
Well folks, he did it: Ashton Kutcher got 1 million Twitter followers before CNN proving that “a single voice can have as much power and relevance on the Web, that is, as an entire media network.” What do you think? Looks like the funny guy is right to us. Now that he won this challenge, something tells us he is looking for another. So, we propose a new challenge for Ashton. Get 1 Million IntheGlo users! If Ashton can get us 1 Million IntheGlo users we will give each one of them a free listing! So do you think he can do? Challenge Ashton on his Twitter page.
Everyone Twitters: Britney, Ashton, Cheney, CNN, you, me, my boss, your mom– well maybe not your mom, but you get the point. Anyway, Facebook has announced its newest application, FriendFeed and it sounds a lot like Twitter. FriendFeed is simply an application that allows users to track what their friends are doing. Hmm… sounds just like Twitter. We aren’t the only ones who think war is on the horizon for FriendFeed and Twitter, but who will win? Check it at Tech Crunch . Will you stay loyal to Twitter or will you jump ship to FriendFeed?
Twitter is taking over the world! Everyone from Britney Spears and Ashton Kutcher to Dick Cheney and CNN are “Twittering”. Twitter has even added some new words to the English dictionary! So what is Twitter exactly? For those who are not in the know, Twitter is “a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?” In just the past few months, Twitter is taking over the internet. You can “twitter” from your Blackberry, iPhone, work, home and anywhere else. Even IntheGlo is “twittering”! Check out our Twitter and become a follower. We will keep you updated on everything that is going on at IntheGlo. Click here to check us out on Twitter. With constant updates like this, soon everyone will not only be twittering, but “Gloing” too! We want to know, do you twitter??