Daily Tidbits: Seventy percent of all Twitter users signed up in 2008

Twitter's user base has exploded in the past year and Project Gutenberg is going mobile.

Online marketing firm, Hubspot, released a report Tuesday that details the "State of the Twittersphere" for the fourth quarter of 2008. According to the report, 70 percent of all Twitter users joined during 2008 and approximately 5,000 to 10,000 new accounts are opened each day. Thirty-five percent of Twitter users have ten or fewer followers and just 9 percent of all Twitter users don't follow anyone. The full report is available on Hubspot's research page.

Free eBook service Project Gutenberg, announced Tuesday that it has introduced a mobile version of its hosted content. Dubbed Project Gutenberg Mobile Edition, the company's software converts the service's files into a format that is easily read on mobile displays. The app is based on Java, so it won't work with the iPhone.

Custom slideshow service, Animoto, announced Tuesday that it has brought its offering to the iPhone. According to the company, users can now create their own Animoto videos directly on the iPhone by accessing the iPhone's images. Animoto for the iPhone currently allows users to upload eight to 16 photos and pick a song to create the video. Once complete, users can view the video on their iPhone or email it to friends. The free app is available now in the iTunes App Store.

Swedish video start-up, Bambuser, launched an updated site design Tuesday that now allows users to stream videos from mobile phones and syndicate those videos across the Internet. According to the company, the most important update to its service is the better interface, which it believes will keep more users on the site.

HP announced its first App Store application Monday, which helps users easily print photos from their iPhone's image library when within range of a wireless network and HP printer. Dubbed iPrint Photo, the app allows users to print 4 x 6 photos to HP Inkjet printers directly from an iPhone and is fully compatible with Apple's zero-configuration service, Bonjour. iPrint Photo is free and available now in the App store.

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Don Reisinger is a technology columnist who has covered everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems. Besides his work with CNET, Don's work has been featured in a variety of other publications including PC World and a host of Ziff-Davis publications.

 

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