Friday, November 19, 2010

Twitsper, Group Tweeting App, Could Change Twitter As We Know It

Twitsper, Group Tweeting App, Could Change Twitter As We Know It

For those who use Twitter, ever think to yourself I only want this tweet visible to a small group of people? I just want this subset of followers to see it? Sounds like a dream, right?

Beyond tagging multiple people through the 1-to-1 @ mention system, there's no way to do that right now. But it could soon be a reality.

If Twitter itself doesn't create this feature, a group of academics in southern California is already on it.
Guided by professors at University of California-Riverside, computer science and engineering PhD students Indrajeet Singh (@itsInder) and Michael Butkiewicz (@mikebutki) built Twitsper for private group tweeting.

The open-source app is only available to Android mobile phone users at the moment, but that is set to change.

"Over the next few months, we plan to port our implementation for use on other mobile phones, on desktops, and from the web," Harsha Madhyastha, one of two professors overseeing the project

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