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addaword.gifdefinition of twitter

Twitter is a free messaging service that allows you to send a quick short message (not more than 140 characters) to friends from your computer or mobile phone. The message answers the question ‘What are you doing?’
There was a long article about twitter in the Times last week.
Submitted by: Ray from United Kingdom on 17/02/2009 21:48:00
Definition of twitter from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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