Now, you don’t need sign up for a Twitter account to receive updates from other twitter users. Few days ago, Twitter has introduced a new feature called “fast follow” that allows followers to receive tweets from specific users without having to create their own account on twitter.
So, even if you don’t have a Twitter account. If you want to receive updates of someone, say a certain celebrity, you need to send a text message to 40404 with `follow + name of the person’ in the body of the text message. And you will start receiving future tweets of that user.
According to Twitter, that the feature will make it easy for people to get quick updates from people or companies they want to hear about on-the-go.However, the new Fast follow feature is currently only available to the US users, but Twitter plans to release the feature soon to other countries.
According to reports, Twitter is working on an official “Tweet” button that webmasters can embed in their Web sites, so that visitors to the website can ‘Tweet’ the story/news. It would also be possible to track how many times it has been (re)tweeted.