Twitter, the nano blogging service started in 2006-2007, has ever since then been in the news; maybe for its pros and cons. Its emerged as a more speedier of finding out about the latest events going on as tweeters the world over addictively tweet their thoughts on their profiles.
I was introduced to Twitter by Karthik , who had joined the service and I got hooked slowly. With the huge amount of applications available to make tweeting easier soon after its release , Twitter turned into a global phenomenon. There were other twitter imitators of which hardly any have actually enjoyed the fame and usage that twitter has. The usage was so high that some months back twitter servers were constantly down and this made a lot of people try alternatives but as soon as twitter was back to normal the people were back.
The reason that am writing the post is because recently I came across the new use of twitter, that is it along with twitpic acts as an efficient quiz blog. Take Tquizzer for example. Its tweets a question a day or so and then it tweets the answer the next day. Answers will be received via DM or direct messages. It prevents other users from checking out about the answers already submitted by other users. A normal quiz blog had this problem that unless the blog comments are withheld for moderation, the comments with the answer will be displayed at the bottom of every post thus perhaps helping others answer. Not that it would be some great sin to do so. But still it spoils all the fun and prevents us from knowing who the real geniuses are. So I welcome this new use of Twitter and am sure it will succeed and we will get to see more such profiles. Cracking the questions will still be tough unless you got the right search engines and a good brain on your side 😀
update: just came to know that Tquizzer was started by an online friend Manoj 😀