Twttr is a service that lets you broadcast SMS messages to all your friends (although I think it’s probably useful for annoying your enemies as well).
twttr is a text messaging service based on the idea that everyone and everything has a status. Your status right now is “reading about twttr”. twttr keeps you connected to your friends by subscribing to their status. twttr works best from your cell phone when you are out and about in the world, but you can follow along on the web too.
So the idea is that someone adds you to their twttr friends list (or that aforementioned enemies list) and then they send messages throughout the day covering whatever inane bullshit they are doing and then twttr broadcasts that out to the whole list. Brilliant, isn’t it?
Here’s a timeline of the most recent messages that have been spammed sent through the twttr network. In reading through the messages I am struck by how disappointingly boring most people are, which reinforces my belief that I just don’t need to know what people are doing no matter how frequently they may feel the need to update me on their progress.
I accept the idea that I am probably not in their target market, which probably does find this a fascinating and mildly addictive pursuit, but at the same time I have to wonder how a business like this makes money.