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.