Twitter gets a mobile-friendly Web site

30boxes has hacked together a nice WAP browser for Twitter feeds.

Monitoring the SXSW Twitter on my smartphone. CNET Networks

Tip from Scoble's Twitter: Twapper, from the 30boxes team. It's the app I was wishing I had earlier today: A mobile Web site that monitors Twitter feeds.

Why? Because Twitter's default mobile channel is SMS, and SMS is a rotten medium for reading a constant feed of trivial posts from a ton of people, which is what you get with Twitter. First of all, no one wants their phone buzzing every five seconds, and second, a lot of people have to pay for each SMS. Until now, I've been using Twitter's Web site on my smartphone to keep up to date, but a full-sized Web site is not a good match for a small device. The Twapper WAP site makes it much easier to monitor Twitterers you care about.

Still no way to post a Twitter from Twapper, but give it a few days...

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Rafe Needleman reviews mobile apps and products for fun, and picks startups apart when he gets bored. He has evaluated thousands of new companies, most of which have since gone out of business.

 

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