No doubt that Twitter has been revolutionary. I remember signing up for the micro-blogging website more than five years ago and I haven’t stopped ‘tweeting’ since then. Between Facebook and Twitter, I prefer the latter because of its ease of use and you know how Facebook posts can be annoying.
Just recently, Twitter made a deal with U2opia Mobile, a start-up based in Singapore, to make the messaging service accessible from entry-level phones. So if you don’t have a smartphone which can connect to the Internet, you can still enjoy Twitter and receive tweets and see the trending topics.
The said Twitter service on mobile phones will launch early next year. Chief Executive and Co-founder Sumesh Menon of U2opia Mobile previously partnered with Facebook in a similar venture. All you need to do is dial a a code to get your Twitter feed.
At present, there are 11 million U2opia subscribers on Fonetwish service, accessing Google Talk and Facebook without the Internet. The number is expected to increase with the introduction of Twitter sans data connection in emerging markets. And since U2opia is currently present in about 30 countries and in 7 languages, we can also expect the number to grow even bigger and quicker.
< Source: Reuters >