@Anywhere: Twitter Integration App Announced At SXSW
New Twitter app @Anywhere was announced by co-founder Ev Williams during his keynote address at SXSW 2010 in Austin.
@Anywhere will allow Twitter integration for Web sites. There are 13 pilot partners: The Huffington Post, Amazon, AdAge, Bing, Citysearch, Digg, eBay, Meebo, MSNBC.com, The New York Times, Salesforce.com, Yahoo!, and YouTube.
The @Anywhere Twitter account has been rapidly been picking up followers since the announcement. It grew from a handful to more than 1,000 in less than 20 minutes.
Twitter described the platform in its official blog as follows:
CNET described the demonstration of @Anywhere at SXSW:
A brief demo of @Anywhere showed off "hovercards" that bring up Twitter information with a mouse-over, let readers or users connect with their Twitter accounts much like Facebook Connect, or explore more specific possibilities, like instantly following a newspaper columnist's Twitter account by clicking on his or her byline.