Wed 18th of August 2010, filed under Social Media
Micro-blogging service Twitter has launched Twitter Tales, a new service which allows users to share their experiences of the social network. The feature, launched today, was announced on the official Twitter blog by communications executive Carolyn Penner.
"Today w?re launching Twitter Tales - a growing set of articles that highlights creative individuals and businesses from all corners of the world that help make Twitter awesome," she commented.
"The examples of great Twitter use will also likely inspire others to use the service in innovative and interesting ways."
The feature began by highlighting the stories of three different Twitter users? a New Delhi filmmaker, an informational service for commuters in San Francisco and a digital blogger. Users will be encouraged to share their own experiences of the site in the coming weeks and months.
The release of Twitter Tales comes a month after rival network Facebook unveiled Facebook Stories, a commemorative feature which encouraged its 500 million users to share their views of the social networking site.
Writing on social media blog Mashable, Jolie O' Dell praised the concept of Twitter Tales, stating:
"As social media junkies, we ourselves use Twitter for myriad purposes, from communicating with friends and family to spreading the word about work and ideas to sharing media to pure self expression."