Twitter is planning to take over anywhere you frequent online very soon with the release of its new @anywhere platform. @anywhere is a response to Facebook’s Connect and lets you tweet and see tweets anywhere you visit online without visiting Twitter.
Though Twitter is a relatively new social network when compared to Facebook and MySpace (Twitter is only 4 years old), its impact on social networking and microblogging platform cannot be overlooked and it has everyone Tweeting and reading Tweets. Twitter allows users to post 140 character posts known as Tweets to get simple messages across on its social network and with its new @anywhere platform, you’ll be able to enjoy tweets anywhere you go online without having to visit Twitter.
Facebook recently released Facebook Connect; an API that allows Facebook users to enjoy Facebook on other third party gaming systems, mobile device, websites and applications. Facebook Connect is a great way to stay connected with friends anywhere online without logging into Facebook and leaving your favorite third party website. Twitter, not to be outdone by Facebook, is set to release its new @anywhere platform as a response to Facebook’s innovative Facebook Connect API.
Twitter’s CEO, Evan Williams, announced the new Twitter @anywhere platform at SXSW and @anywhere will be featured on major third party sites like Amazon, AdAge, Bing, Citysearch, Digg, eBay, The Huffington Post, Meebo, MSNBC.com, The New York Times, Salesforce.com, Yahoo!, and YouTube when it’s launched. Once the Twitter’s new @anywhere platform is implemented onto third-party websites, simply hovering over a user’s byline will display a “Hovercard” (box with Twitter information) and users will be able to view recent Tweets and other Twitter information of the hovered user.
@anywhere will be a great platform for those that love to Twitter and reading Tweets, but don’t want to be inconvenienced by visiting Twitter’s social network just to catch up on the latest Tweets. The new @anywhere platform is sure to catch on with lots of other popular (and not so popular) third party websites and its easy implementation will make @anywhere another win for the folks over at Twitter.
For more read 5 Worst Rappers on Twitter That’ll Annoy the Hell Out of You, Why Google Buzz is Not the Facebook and Twitter Killer, and Social Settings Where You Should Avoid Using Social Networks.
Check out my blog for the latest in tech news.