Twittering around the world.
A few of you emailed asking us to talk about Twitter, the microblogging site that urges you to reveal "What are you doing?" in posts of 140 characters or less. Well we did - we've even started twittering. Not that twitter is anything new (I've been using it on this BBC blog since April 2007) but it is growing rapidly. And the press, and politicians have got in on the act (although whether the latter is genuine engagement or a PR exercise I leave for you to decide)
Twitters ever extending reach provides a wealth of quotidian detail about life around the world that's fascinating to explore. For global eavesdroppersTwitterlocal, lets you find posts from a particular part of the world: Iraq for example. We spoke to four "global" twitterers for iPM, Kamla Bhatt, Kevin Toomer in Afghanistan, James Buck and Deborah Bonello. You can listen to them talk about how they use twitter below:
As well as looking for the geographical location of Tweets you can also search their content, with sites like Twitterment or trend the content with sites like Twist. Here for example is a graph of the frequency of certain internet acronyms in tweets. It seems Twitterers like a laugh:
There are more Twitter tools to be found here and here. There's a world of detail to explore