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Results from The Twitter Blog for: April 2007

Twitter Down Under

Update: To clarify, we’re getting a new access number for Australia—as soon as we get the number, sms service will be back in action. We’re working on it right now and it’s a high priority.

Australian users please take note! If you currently use Twitter via your mobile device instead of over IM or the Web we have some news. Right now, Twittering via sms in Australia is more expensive than it needs to be—for you and for us. Our short term solution is to suspend sms support for Australian users.


TwitterCamp is Open Source!

I have been lax in blogging this awesome news. Daniel Dura created this very slick visualizer for Twitter updates that works really well in a conference type setting where displaying the updates of participants back out to the crowd is quite compelling. It’s easy to customize too. Check it out!


Incorporating Twitter

By some measures, as Ev says, this is just a legal technicality. Nevertheless, it is a significant milestone for Twitter. Today we are announcing the formation of Twitter, Inc. Previously, Twitter was owned and operated by Obvious, LLC. Employee roles are pretty much the same since Twitter has been the main product at Obvious for some time now but yeah, there’s another company in San Francisco!


This Is Neat!

Socializr is a free web service for sharing event and party information with your friends and they share a fondness for simplicity with Twitter. So it only makes sense they Socializr and Twitter have integrated!


Twitter Goes Hollywood

My friend Greg directs tv shows and films and he’s got a new series premiering on FOX this Sunday night called ‘Drive.’ The show was co-created by the same guy who made Firefly (Tim Minear) and stars the same lead actor, Nathan Fillion.


Holy Pink Mashups Batman!

Twitterverse is a mashup and visualization project which mines and archives the public timeline of Twitter and provides a visualization of the most commonly used words in a given time period. You can also search by a specific word.”


New York Times on 911

On the front page of today’s New York Times is an article about the future of 911 calls. Central to the success of the system will be message routing across various devices and platforms.


A Political First

Edwards Camp Goes All A-Twittering - New York Times: “Much to Scoble’s surprise, Edwards promptly Twittered a promise to offset the carbon he generated by funding alternative-energy research — marking what seems to be the first policy clarification from a major candidate on social software.”


Twitter API Updates and New Documentation

Speaking of awesome Twitter projects coming out of the developer community, we’ve recently updated the Twitter API to include direct messaging and a since parameter among other things. Alex spent some time documenting our API in more detail. If you’re a Twitter API developer, by all means join our group Twitter Development Talk to stay in the loop on new stuff like this.


Twitterrific 2.0 is a "Must Have"

Craig Hockenberry and IconFactory have released version 2.0 of the wildly popular Twitterrific desktop application for Macintosh saying, “Version 2.0 has gone through some serious improvements since its initial release as well as several important bug fixes and represents a ‘must have’ upgrade to anyone using Twitter on the Mac.” Download Twitterrific 2.0 for free.