NOW THAT TWITTER offers a snappy and effective mobile version, there are compelling reasons to consider bookmarking it on your mobile phone's browser. You can keep the information flow to a minimum by curtailing your number of friends and by providing updates only to friends. This effectively means you can manage a flow of activist messages from your phone for much less expense than texting to many at once. If a team of six deciding to roam around the Venice Biennale (recommended) on a short break and only one couple had a map, twitter could provide a mobile commons where comments about the best exhibits and the least expensive pasta would be welcome.
If you're part of a canvassing team, sending doorstep comments and handler feedback through mobile twitter could enhance the awareness of the husting teams. If you just want minimalism as your backdrop, Twitter's mobile interface gives you that.
I use a SonyEricsson K800i at the moment and I can zoom the text to a size visible across the table.
I've bookmarked the service but wish O2-Ireland would kindly point to it from one of the provider's top level categories because the phone's on-board browser requires the fewest clicks to get into mobile Twitter through a bookmark.
I wish Twitter programmers would ensure it was possible to see direct messages sent via Twitter while using Twitter mobile and that hyperlinks were active when displaying via Twitter mobile.
Giving Twitter an effective web interface--one you can carry in your pocket--illustrates yet another manifestation of the social nature of an interconnected society. Tim Berners-Lee says, "The web is more a social creation than a technical one. I designed it for a social effect—to help people work together—and not as a technical toy... What we believe, endorse, agree with, and depend on is representable and, increasingly, represented on the Web. We all have to ensure that the society we build with the Web is of the sort we intend." The banal connectivity of Twitter, now piggy-backing on fast 3G data connections to peoples' pockets, extends the march of clever technology. Like Euan Semple, I'm happy to see this happen. Here, here!