by Monika Mueller-Kroll.
Every day, approximately 340 million Tweets are posted on the social networking service, Twitter.
Inspired by the Twitter format of 140 characters per message, filmmaker and editor Mia Meyer and her colleague, Tim Klimes, started a website that films Twitter users telling their stories in 140 seconds.
“What the 140 seconds does is, actually we show that Twitter is more than just 140 random letters,” Meyer explains. “There is always a story behind that, and that people can say something in a very short sentence. Twitter really is a place where great stories can be created and can originate.”
In Germany, only an estimated 550,000 people actively use Twitter. Mia Meyer spends hours and hours reading Tweets, mainly following German accounts.
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