Accessible Twitter changes name to Easy Chirp

Thursday, 2 June 2011 14:24pm

Accessible Twitter, the popular web application that helps people with disabilities to access Twitter, has changed its name to Easy Chirp.

According to the press release, the name change is due to several reasons, mainly, that Twitter rules of use for third-party applications do not allow the word ‘Twitter’ in the name of the application.

Also, the word ‘easy’ is more understood than ‘accessible’, particularly to those not in the accessibility or disability communities. Easy Chirp is also shorter, especially important with the 140-character limit in Twitter statuses, better known as tweets.

The Easy Chirp website essentially works the same way as Accessible Twitter, including features such as direct messaging, URL-shortening, running and saving searches, viewing popular links and providing full support for lists.

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