InfoWorld adds Twitter to its mobile options

News and alerts service keeps readers up to date on key stories when they are on the go

Because IT news can be fast-moving and readers don't always have the time to scan sites for the major news, reviews, and blog posts, InfoWorld now offers quick, mobile-friendly access to its key stories via the InfoWorld Twitter feed at twitter.com/infoworld. Periodic tweets alert readers to the most compelling stories on the site as hand-selected by our news editors. Editors, reviewers, and reporters also occasionally tweet their key observations on breaking events or on in-progress testing.

Anyone can access the InfoWorld Twitter feed from a Web browser, including those on popular mobile devices such as the Apple iPhone and Palm Treo. By using Twitter's "follow" feature, you can get notified whenever InfoWorld posts a tweet. You can also sign up at Twitter.com to get text messages sent to your cell phone. These last two capabilities require that readers have a free Twitter account.

Over time, InfoWorld expects to use the Twitter feed as a conduit between its editorial team and its readers, providing readers quick and easy access to talk about articles and suggest ideas for -- or even participate in -- future ones.

The use of Twitter is the latest of InfoWorld's mobile-friendly offerings. The IT experts' and practitioners' Web site also offers a mobile version of its Windows Sentinel performance monitoring tool, mobile versions of its InfoWorld Daily and other podcasts, and text-message alerts for several technology categories through the InfoWorld Mobile Alerts service.

Desktop and mobile Web users can also subscribe to a variety of InfoWorld RSS feeds to track specific topics. RSS badges appear throughout the InfoWorld site for easy sign-up to those specific channels.

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