Twitter: talk is cheep

June 11th, 2007

An article (see free version) by Mike Butcher in the UK magazine New Media Age mentioned the work of ebiquity PhD candidate Akshay Java in analyzing the usage of Twitter, a popular new ‘microblogging’ system. Using Twitter, people can write and read short blog-like posts that are distributed via mobile phones, instant messaging systems and the Web. As part of his research on social media, Java has constructed Twitterment, the first search engine for Twitter posts. NMA is a weekly magazine covering the business of interactive media — the Internet, wireless internet and interactive TV.