Twitter has reshaped communication in recent years in that it brought the extremely fast communication method of texting and opened it up to the world. Now faster than ever, ideas and thoughts can be shared with not just a few, but the whole world. What once was a small community of geeks and nerds trading 140 character or less messages back and forth has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon with people of all ages and lifestyles picking up Twitter as an effective means to communicate. All we ever hear about is weird or funny individuals or groups making use of the micro blogging mecca, but a far scarier and sinister following is getting with the times and giving their hand at this whole digital revolution — gangs.
Some may frown upon more “professional” announcements via Twitter which is largely an informal, consumer service. Still, public professional criticism hasn’t stopped droves of companies from embracing the service as an extension of their PR departments. The latest Tweet of importance comes from Verizon and confirms what we already knew — that the Palm Pre is coming to Verizon in early 2010. New? No. Good to hear? You bet.
Even though smartphones and other devices consumer most of my time and interest, there are many people out there who don’t like all of that high tech stuff. Instead, simple features are enough to get them through her day. Said users may want an easy and efficient way to use Twitter on their Now-enabled Verizon handsets. Today is your day. Introducing Tweet-Tweet, a Now device Twitter client. The list of features includes: posting tweets, RT, DM, and the ability to follow all from within the app. You may discount Tweet-Tweet as rather light on features, but remember, this isn’t a TouchPro 2 Twitter app we’re talking about here.
The only downfall I can see right from the start will be the cost — $1.49/month or $3.99/”unlimited”. Now, whether unlimited is for unmetered unfettered access or simply a yearly subscription is unknown. I’m awaiting reply from Verizon so we’ll see how that one goes. Although, having to pay for using the app on a per month basis when you already pay for texts doesn’t make sense. One of those “hidden” double charges I guess. Moving on, As far as getting Tweet-Tweet on your phone, you can either send “Tweet” to APPS (2777), or “Download This/Community and Sharing” sections of GIN/Media Center. Who’s ready to tweet up a storm?