Twitter is taking another step to integrate with the rest of the web with a new platform called @anywhere. Operators of third-party websites will be able to plug in @anywhere to integrate some basic Twitter functionality without requiring their users to navigate away from a page.
When you visit a website that supports @anywhere, you’ll be able to follow any Twitter account associated with that site without navigating away to the profile at Twitter.com.
The Twitter Blog stated that the Initial participating sites will include Amazon, AdAge, Bing, Citysearch, Digg, eBay, The Huffington Post, Meebo, MSNBC.com, The New York Times, Salesforce.com, Yahoo!, and YouTube. Imagine being able to follow a New York Times journalist directly from her byline, tweet about a video without leaving YouTube, and discover new Twitter accounts while visiting the Yahoo! home page.
Future announcements regarding the platform will come from the @anywhere Twitter account.
Twitter on Thursday activated a location-tagging feature that will allow users to add their location information with the updates posted on the site.
Every day, millions of tweets are created. These little bursts of information are about anything and everything—they make Twitter a hub for discovering what’s happening right now, anywhere in the world. A recent burst of interest in location sharing applications, games, and services has many Twitter users excited about appending geographic data to some of their tweets.
Not everyone wants to add their current location to a tweet so this feature is off by default and must be activated to use.
Check out How To Tweet with Your Location to learn how you can turn it on.
People who choose to add this additional layer of context help make Twitter a richer information network – location data can make tweets more useful.
There are many ways location data can be useful when paired with tweets.
For more information on how this feature works,check out About the Tweet With Your Location Feature.
Twitter announced on its official blog that it is granting a handful of new search startups partners full access to all its data feed of public tweets— a.k.a. the “Firehose”.
According to the blog post, the company is “happily turning the Firehose on for some new partners focused mainly on exploring the incredibly rich field of real-time search and discovery.”
Earlier the full spectrum of data available in the “Firehose” was previously only available to Yahoo, Google and Microsoft. With this announcement, Ellerdale, Collecta, Kosmix, Scoopler, twazzup, CrowdEye, and Chainn Search will all join on as partners with Twitter and have access to the entirety of Twitter’s data stream in real time.These companies range from funded startups to part-time, one-person operations so theye came up with a fair way to license access that scales with their business.
With access to the full Firehose of data, it is possible to move far beyond the Twitter experiences we know today.
Source : ReadWriteWeb
Every single day, number of people signing to Twitter. Some business wants to create, discover and share ideas with their targeted audience. Using Twitter it becomes possible for business owner to reach the audience in a effective way and grow the business.
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Microblogging site Twitter has been thrust into profitability after signing two lucrative search deals with Google and Microsoft.
Twitter announced earlier this year that it had signed deals with both Google and Microsoft’s Bing to include tweets in real-time search results.
BusinessWeek, which was bought in October by financial news agency Bloomberg, said Twitter had signed a $US15 million ($16.8 million) data-mining deal with Google and a $US10 million agreement with Microsoft.
Twitter has moved a step ahead that sees the the site now available in six languages; English, Japanese, Spanish, French, Italian and now Germany.
Spanish, French, and Italian language versions of Twitter have all made their debut in recent weeks,and now it has unveiled support for yet another language: German.
The announcement was made in German in Twitter Blog and here’s the full announcement as shared on Twitter’s blog:
German is one of the most widespread languages of the EU and is the last language we introduced in 2009 on Twitter.com.
With the indispensable help of our many fantastic translators and translators, we have five new languages in less than two months introduced – a huge achievement for our international group. The faster we can make available to Twitter for people all over the world, influencing the faster the different cultures of the world, the global conversation on Twitter.
Here are a few German-speaking users who are already actively engaging on Twitter and might interest you:
@ SPIEGEL_Eil-German magazine
@ Paulvandyk Grammy-nominated DJ of Berlin
@ Silenttiffy-German writer
@ Dieternuhr-comedian and presenter
@ Calmund – longtime Bundesliga Manager
To set your language preferences, visit your preferences page and select German in the drop-down menu “Language”. The whole web interface is now translated! As a next step, visit and follow the official “Twitter in German” profile @ Twitter_De. Thus, our German users can stay informed about news at Twitter up to date. Last,tell your friends now and go ahead and start twittering!
Twitter has announced a “feature test” that will bring some new business features to Twitter.
Businesses of all sizes have been using Twitter to deepen their engagement with customers. The simple features that Twitter has offered to all users has worked for business users as well. As Twitter becomes more integral to businesses, they will need more business specific features from Twitter – both on the web and API.
Here’s Twitter’s explanation of the new feature
“The feature we are beta testing is called ‘Contributors’ – it enables users to engage in more authentic conversations with businesses by allowing those organizations to manage multiple contributors to their account. The feature appends the contributor’s username to the tweet byline, making the business to consumer communication more personal; e.g. if @Twitter invites @Biz to tweet on its behalf, then a tweet from @Twitter would include @Biz in the byline so that users know more about the real people behind organizations.”
This feature is one of several in development; some of them will be visible to regular users and some of them will not. Which basically means, “full business accounts are coming soon.”
Following the successful launches of Twitter in Spanish and Twitter in French, the service has announced native support for another new language today: Italian.
This means that of the initial “FIGS” languages (that is French, Italian, German, and Spanish) that Twitter wanted to get done, only German remains. Given that Twitter is crowd-sourcing much of the work for these translations, the speed at which they’re adding new ones is impressive.
The Romance language spoken by around 70 million people now officially enters the Twitterverse’s dictionary.
Twitter has written the latest blog post on this matter in the native tongue, so here is the translation from Twitter spokesperson Jenna Sampson .
We’re excited because today with the launch of the Italian version of our site becomes even more a platform for global communication. As always, we wish to thank all the translators who have participated in the project and who have shown us their skills.
If you have not already discovered, here are some users who are particularly interesting Twitt in Italian:
You can follow the famous journalists like @beppesevergnini @radiodeejay or @radio as the radio of Linus & C. Or even one of the most famous Italian singer, Laura Pausini (@officialpausini).
“Now that the conversations on Twitter are enriched with increasingly diverse viewpoints on a global level, the network information will continue to grow in every nook and crevice of the planet. More events will be shared more knowledge and awareness will spread and the millions of people that feed Twitter will affect millions of others with their tweet.”And what better way to celebrate the launch of Twitter in Italy? A nice Tweetup-based pizza, friends, and tweet. Our friends @ pizzatwit will be happy to organize a pizza party and if you want to meet lots of new friends and tweet all night, you should follow their account and help them to organize one of their famous Twitter Pizza Party! “
To use Twitter in Italian, go into your settings and select the language from the drop-down menu. Enjoy!