Odeo released a new service today called Twttr, which is a sort of Ã¢â‚¬Å“group sendÃ¢â‚¬Â SMS service. Each person controls their own network of friends. When any of them send a text message to Ã¢â‚¬Å“40404,Ã¢â‚¬Â all of his or her friends see the message via sms. Users can also post and view messages on the Twttr website, turn off text messages from certain people, turn off messages altogether, etc. There is also a status widget available that can be placed on a website.
Twttr is a text messaging service based on the idea that everyone and everything has a status. Your status right now is “reading about Twttr“. Twttr keeps you connected to your friends by subscribing to their status. Twttr works best from your cell phone when you are out and about in the world, but you can follow along on the web too.