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Twitter's @anywhere: It's Alive!

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I've gotten into the habit of visiting the Twitter Blog lately. And today I read a post by Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, that is entited, "It's Alive!" He's means @anywhere is now live. But I kept thinking of that memorable quote from the Mel Brooks' movie "Young Frankenstein."

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@anywhere is a set of web tools which enable partner websites to easily integrate Twitter functionality into their site experience.

According to Stone, "Our friends at Foursquare call @anywhere 'aggressively simple.' Other partners like Amazon are excited that customers can 'conveniently follow suggested Twitter accounts without ever leaving" the shopping experience. Bing implements the new tools so users can 'seamlessly interact with Twitter.' HuffPo already went all-out and built a Twitter edition and the WSJ.com told us, they hope @anywhere 'will help us connect readers with the broader story.'"

But wait! There's more!

Stone adds, "Citysearch says that @anywhere 'will help our users get a complete real-time snapshot of a merchant and, when they'd like, engage that merchant via Twitter directly from our site. And, in the UK, The Guardian is using @anywhere to innovatively connect readers with those running for public office: 'Now, from within our pages you can ask questions your prospective parliamentary candidates and of our journalists. This is a clear indication of how we're trying to lower barriers between our audience and those who hold power or seek to hold office, and between our readers and our journalists.'"

With blurbs from partners like that, who could resist seeing to the movie ... or the musical.

The full list of sites who've been working on @anywhere implementations include AdAge, Amazon, Bing, Citysearch, Digg, Disqus, eBay, Foursquare, Gawker, Google, Gowalla, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Hunch, Mashable, Meebo, MSNBC.com, The New York Times, Salesforce.com, WSJ.com, Yahoo!, and YouTube.

Now, if only the final show turns out to be as entertaining as the trailer.

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