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The new www drivers - Social media and networks.

Kjell Gunnar Bleivik 05.15.2010 Status: May be updated with additional information.

Why does facebook now get more visitors than Google and twitter are used by Barak Obama, Bill Gates, the Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg and many other influential people? The answer is simple. You connect with family, existing friends former colleagues and get new friends. Twitter is a two way messaging platform used to send and receive short messages to your followers and broadcast your message to the world. The American Red Cross uses Twitter to broadcast disaster alerts etc. to the world, and disasters are often discovered first on Twitter. While writing this short article and looking at the top twets a story about the Opera web browser stating Opera 10.52 for Mac and Windows released today. That is an important message to me since I have subjectively rated the Opera web browser as the most secure for online shoppers. Cnn uses FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube in their daily news reporting. Social media creates communities. It can be compared to a newspaper that fires all its employees, slams the doors open for the public to join and create content.

And companies like Opera use it. As an example

So what does Twitter do for businesses?

Twitter is a communication platform that helps businesses stay connected to their customers. As a business, you can use it to quickly share information with people interested in your company, gather real-time market intelligence and feedback, and build relationships with customers, partners and other people who care about your company. As an individual user, you can use Twitter to tell a company (or anyone else) that you've had a great—or disappointing—experience with their business, offer product ideas, and learn about great offers.

Source: twitter 101.

Twitter is minimalism in practice, you send short messages via the web or your mobile phone and it is very simple to register and get followers. Like every important sites it has its own search engine that come close to a real time search engine.

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Twitter is a two way communication tool that, as you can see from the above link, can be integrated with other social media platforms like FaceBook. FriendFeed is targeted at integrating other social media platforms. And since I follow our prime minister, visiting my own Twitter profile, I note the following Agreement reached between Norway and the Russian Federation in the negotiations on maritime delimitation important message

“This is a historic day. We have reached a breakthrough in the most important outstanding issue between Norway and the Russian Federation,” said Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.

The agreement will be announced today in a joint statement by the Foreign Ministers of Norway and the Russian Federation. It is based on the joint statement, which Prime Minister Stoltenberg and President Medvedev will sign today.

Some important web resources.

Www-toolbar is a colletion of international and regional links to sites of:

  • International organizations.
  • Governments.
  • Related

that we have found surfing the web since its start.