Twitter, the startup that made social networking slash micro-blogging the ‘in’ thing on the web, launches the people search, an easy way to find twitter-ers to follow.
Whether you’re looking for a specific person (i.e., you can take the chance and search for the complete name), or you simply want to find people within a particular location, or with the same interests, twitter’s people search can work both ways. It searches through profile information such as name, location, bio, and url, and returns your query. The twitter people search field appears on the sidebar of your twitter homepage only when you’re logged in. Search results come out alongside a one-click follow button so you can immediately add people to your friends’ list as soon as you “found” them.
Along with this, Twitter also announces its partnership with MTV for the Video Music Awards next month. MTV Moonman, MWA’s very own icon, will be twittering from Las Vegas during the whole weekend before the music awards night, which will happen on Sunday, September 9.
With more and more micro-blogging platforms sprouting on the web and following its lead, Twitter sure is on a roll to secure its spot.
Originally posted on August 22, 2007 @ 3:49 am