Evan Williams the CEO of Twitter, took to the stage with a packed room at the South By South West Interactive, Monday afternoon to break some major news about Twitter’s new baby about to launch called @Anywhere…
Twitter started in late 2006 and has emerged as a major leader in the social media platform world.
@Anywhere, integrates Twitter into Websites, allowing people to follow people and get Twitter data without actually visiting Twitter.com. This platform will be launched on about 16 Web sites, including The Huffington Post, The New York Times and Digg.
@Anywhere should help people discover interesting information and then help Web sites build more consistent traffic and engagement around their content, and will make it much easier for people to connect.
Twitter was designed with a different approach—they didn’t require a relationship model like other social networks. Keeping things open meant you could browse Twitter and read tweets from friends, celebrities, companies, media outlets, fictional characters, and more. You could follow any account and be followed by any account. As a result, companies started interacting with their customers more, celebrities connected with their fan base, governments became a little more transparent, and people started discovering and sharing information in a new, participatory way.
Until next time,