Posted by : Amitha Amarasinghe Saturday, April 3, 2010

Today, Dialog Telekom (@dialogtelekom) the Sri Lanka's largest mobile communication operator announced the news of introducing Twitter via Text service to Sri Lanka for the first time. With this, Sri Lanka becomes only the third country in the Asian region, to support Twitter via SMS, after India and Indonesia. This is expected to be a huge boost for the popularity of micro-blogging concept in Sri Lanka, with millions of Dialog customers are now being able to tweet form their mobile.

Twitter in Sri Lanka, is not as much as popular like Facebook, who dominates the social networking in the country. Most Sri Lankans use, Facebook status as a micro-blogging tool while only a fraction of the market have signed up with Twitter. Businesses too, have identified Facebook as a handy marketing tool, but Twitter marketing in Sri Lanka is still in its infancy stage.

How to activate Twitter via Text in Sri Lanka?

From your Dialog mobile, type START and send a text message to 40404. You will receive a confirmation, requesting you to reply with your Twitter username (if you already have an account) or reply with SIGNUP, to create a new Twitter account. Once you tweet your username to Dialog, they will reply asking you to reply with your password. If the password is correct, they'll request you to confirm by replying with OK, to use your mobile number with Twitter. 

Once the above steps are followed, you are now all set on Twitter SMS. You can now tweet, by simply sending text messages to o manage your Twitter via SMS; go to "Devices" in your Twitter home page.

Related Readings:
Twitter Marketing: An Hour a Day
Twitter Power: How to Dominate Your Market One Tweet at a Time
Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day

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